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March 3, 2014

Several records fall in MIAA indoor championship meet

A slew of records were broken in the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.

Missouri Southern’s men’s distance medley relay team of Andrew Webster, Anthony Price, Miles Migliara and William Rush broke the meet record with a time of 10 minutes, 13.96 seconds.

MSSU’s Jeff Fraley, the top point scorer in the men’s division, broke his own school record in the 200 meters with a time of 21.60 seconds.

Teammate Jazz Allen had a provisional qualifying mark for the national meet in the finals of the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.19 seconds.

Yanique Ellington of Lincoln, the top points scorer in the women’s division, broke the facility record in the finals of the 60 meters with a time of 7.42 seconds and in the finals of the 200 with a time of 24.01 seconds.

She also ran in the distance medley relay, which set a meet record with a time of 12:06.01. The old record was set last year by Missouri Southern’s Kaitlyn Belisle, Jasmin Hughes, Sydney Potts and Rachel Schrader.

Lacey Rhodes of Central Oklahoma broke the meet record in the women’s high jump when she cleared 5 feet, 11.25 inches.

Ladonna Richards of Lincoln broke the meet record in the finals of the women’s 60 meters with a time of 8.42 seconds, and teammate Jermaine Blake broke the meet record in the men’s 800 with a time of 1:52.12.

Blake ran on Lincoln’s 4x400 relay team that broke the building record with a time of 3:18.42.

Southwest Baptist broke the men’s and women’s facility records in the 400.

Emma Shell set the women’s record with a time of 55.52, and William Shell’s time of 48.12 was a men’s record.

Marissa Bongers of Nebraska-Kearney set new building and meet records in the women’s 800 with a time of 2:11.60.

Payson Mayhew of Emporia State set a building record in the men’s heptathlon with 5,305 points. Jeff Piepenbrink of Pittsburg State was second with a school-record 5,141 points.

While it wasn’t a record, Heather Glenn was Pittsburg State’s only champion in the women’s division.

She won the pole vault with a jump of 12 feet, 6.25 inches.

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