Doane College Sports
- Published on 15 May 2012
- Written by Andy McCallister
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While a gusty north wind hampered efforts of many of the runners, it seemed to aid field event marks just as much.
Nate Teten cleared a season-best 15 feet, 9 3/4 inches to win the pole vault and move up to ninth on the 2012 NAIA list.
Ben Wolfe’s javelin sailed through the air with the greatest of ease, landing after a winning 193-1 flight that represented a personal best.
The Tiger men’s discus throwers reveled in the breeze, as Zack Lindsley and Alvin Voss recorded season-best tosses of 174-4 and 167-8, placing second and third.
The marks bumped them into second and ninth respectively on the NAIA discus chart. Teammates Darin Smith and Vince Krejci were fifth and sixth at 160-2 and 157-3.
Erin DeVries, aiming for a spot in the NAIA heptathlon, posted personal bests in both the high jump (5-1) and long jump (17-6).
Tiger All-American high jumper Alyssa McDowell got back on track with a 5-7 clearance to win that event.
On the track, a bid by the Tiger women’s 4x400 relay team for an automatic national meet qualifying time came up a fraction of a second short, but they did meet the provisional standard and will compete at the national meet on an at-large berth.
Blair Dixon, Casarah Schutt, Erin Klein and Jessa Sughroue clocked a season-best time, winning the race in 3 minutes, 55.85 seconds. That amounted to 0.85 of a second off the automatic qualifying time.
The Tiger national meet qualifiers will sandwich a few workouts around final exams this week before departing for Marion, Ind. and the NAIA championships Monday. The three-day meet begins May 24.
For more on Friday's meet, see the May 16 print or E-edition of The Crete News.