The Tigers received seven first place performances on Saturday afternoon at the Charlie Foster Invite on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus.
Leading the way was Erin Fogarty who placed first in the 55 meter hurdles. In the prelims she ran a time of 0:08.51 and earned the top seed heading into the finals. She ran a time of 0:08.44 in the finals. Both times were NAIA automatic qualifying marks, with the finals time as her best mark of the year in the 55 meter hurdles.
Fogarty teamed with Kacee Kemper, Amanda Kermoade and Ellie Windle to win the 4x400 meter relay in an NAIA provisional qualifying time of 4:04.80. The Tiger's 4x400 relay team hit an automatic mark in the opening meet of the season.
Windle also took claim to an individual title, winning the 400 meter dash in a time of 0:59.36. Her time meets the NAIA provisional qualifying standard. Kemper and Kermoade took second and third, respectively, in the race.
Freshman D.J. Silcott was victorious in the 55 meter dash. She posted the top time in the prelims with a mark of 0:07.45. In the finals, she won with a time of 0:07.50. Her prelim time was her personal best in the 55 meter dash this season. Silcott also claimed a second place finish in the 200 meter dash with a time of 0:27.20.
Kym Bennett won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:21.88, a provisional qualifying mark. Bennett was also a member of the winning Distance Medley Relay (DMR) team. The team was rounded out by Liz Prigge, Megan Kinney, and Ashley Noel. The team ran a time of 13:06.64.
Meagan Bauer staked claim to the pole vault title. She vaulted 11-11.75, a personal best this season. Erin Shafer was second with a mark of 11-05.75, tying a personal best this year. Both marks met the automatic qualifying standard for the NAIA.
Abby Schlueter hit a season best 17-07 in the long jump and finished with a distance of 36-00.25 in the triple jump, her third best mark of the season. Both marks are provisional qualifying marks.
The Tigers will be in action on Saturday, February 3, when Doane hosts the Scott Nisely Memorial Track Classic. The classic, formally known as the Fred Beile Track Classic, was renamed after Nisely at the request of former head track coach Fred Beile. Nisely was killed in action in September 2006 while serving for the United States military in Iraq.