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DIII: Top-ranked Wartburg claims 17 events to win Darren Young Classic

GRINNELL, Iowa -- Top-ranked Wartburg won the Darren Young Classic hosted by Grinnell College on Saturday with 181 team points.

The Knights claimed seven of the 17 events including;

Weight Throw: Kayla Hemann
Shot Put: Hemann
Long Jump: Tatiana Silva
Triple Jump: Courtney Egts
4x200m relay: 1:44.83 (Kayla Kregel, Taylor Moore, Camesha Goods, Karly Cochrane)
60m dash: Sarah Boraas, 7.86
400m dash: Tashina McAllister, 58.52
800m run: Kaly Adkins, 2:18.86
4x400m relay: 3:59.67 (McAllister, Tessa Hemle, Kaly Adkins, Claire Crew)

No. 2 MIT, No. 5 Williams at Tufts Cupid Invite

SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- For the second time in two weeks, MIT traveled to Tufts, this time for the Cupid Challenge, which took place on Saturday. Although this was a non-scoring meet, many of the Engineers had strong performances in their respective events.

In the Weight Throw, juniors Ashley Wheeler and Ellen Liverpool were fourth and sixth with throws of 48-01.25 and 47-06.25 respectively, with Wheeler earning a personal best time in the process. Classmate Preethi Vaidyanathan came third in the high jump with a 5-01.75, while fellow junior Veronica Szklarzewski was third in the long jump with a 17-00.50 and sophomore Isabella Stuopis bettered her Tech record in the shot put for the fourth time this season with a throw of 44-08.75 to take second.

A small group of Ephs traveled to Boston today with hopes of improving their personal records and qualifying times for the DIII New England Championship. The throwers competed at the Tufts Cupid Challenge.

Alejandra Moran-Olivas launched a season best throw of 11.08-meters in the weight throw.

No. 3 Wisconsin-La Crosse, No. 4 Wisconsin-Oshkosh, No. 6 Wisconsin-Whitewater at Wisconsin-OshKosh Quadrangular

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Wisconsin-La Crosse captured the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Quadrangular Saturday afternoon. The Eagles finished with 237.5 team points while UW-Oshkosh finished second with 160.0, Wisconsin-Stevens Point third with 90.5, and Wisconsin-Whitewater fourth with 82.

UW-L had six individual champions and one relay winner. On the track, the Eagles' Meg Heafy captured the 60-meter dash (7.85), Addie Korb the 60-meter hurdles (9.07), Jenna Halvorson the 400 dash (56.71) and Rebecca Zych the 5,000 run (18:39.82). 

The Eagles won the 4x400 relay (3:53.60) with Halvorson, Bria Halama, Shannon Klein and Claire Elliott. 

In the field events, Kayla Ashland captured the high jump (5-04 1/2) while Bailey Alston won the triple jump (38-3 1/4).  Alston also placed second in the long jump (18-7).

Other top individual finishers on the track included Jaime Ludwigson second in the 60 (7.86) while Marissa Mahr placed fourth in the 60 hurdles (9.29). In the mile run, Laura Mead placed second (5:03.15) and Taylor Bauer fourth (5:06.44). Ludwigson was second (25.40) and Heafy (26.09) fourth in the 200dash while Halama finished second (57.05) and Elliott third (58.45) in the 400.

Corissa Conard finished second in the 3,000 (10:33.11) and Alyssa Luker fourth in the 800 (2:15.17).

In the field events, Halama was second in the triple jump (38-0 3/4) and Mara Hanson tied for fourth (5-0 1/2) in the high jump (5-0 1/2).

No. 9 Emory at UCS Invite

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. -- Despite facing a tough meet schedule, condensed to one day due to the weather conditions in the Southeast last week, Emory set season-best times in seven events at the UCS Invitational, hosted by the JDL Fast Track.

Junior Katie Wilson matched her career-best mark in the high jump, registering a height of 1.60 meters, the second-best in the UAA this year and good for a 14th-place finish at the meet. Junior Stephanie Crane added a ninth-place finish in the 800-meter run, the third-fastest time in the UAA in 2014, and the 25th-best in all of Division III.

Junior Debora Adjibaba paced the Eagles in a pair of sprint events, finishing ninth in the 60 with a time of 7.85 seconds and 14th in the 200 with a time of 26.05 seconds. Junior Electra Korn added a third-place finish in the 400, hitting a mark of 58.50, while senior Morgan Monroe claimed 19th in the 60 hurdles with a mark of 9.32 seconds.

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