Tigers Excel in Track Classic
The Tigers hit nine automatic NAIA qualifying marks on Saturday at the Scott Nisely Memorial Track Classic. Highlighting the track festivities was the honoring of the late Scott Nisely, who was killed in action while serving in Iraq last September.
Pacing the Tigers on Saturday was senior Katie Kosmos. Kosmos won the 55 meter hurdles, 600 meter run, high jump and placed seventh in the long jump. Each of her first place finishes qualified her for the NAIA Championship Meet in March.
Erin Fogarty, the reigning GPAC track athlete-of-the-week, had another outstanding week. Fogarty won the 400 meter dash, ran the lead leg of the winning 4x400 relay and finished third in the 55 meter hurdles.
Ellie Windle won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:19.89. Her mark meets the NAIA automatic qualifying standard.
Meagan Bauer set a new meet record in the pole vault with a mark of 12-08. She was one inch away from her school record set last year at the Prairie Wolf Invite.
Abby Schlueter set personal best marks on the 2007 campaign in the long jump and triple jump. In the long jump, she went 18-00.00 to finish fifth. Schlueter won the triple jump with a mark of 37-07.75. Both marks meet the NAIA automatic qualifying standard.
Kym Bennett won the 1000 meter run with a time of 3:07.92. Cortney Johansen won the 3000 meter run in a time of 10:56.32.
The Tigers will travel to Storm Lake, Iowa, to participate in the Buena Vista Invite on Friday, February 9.