Tigers Take Runner-up in GPAC
The Doane women's track & field team took runner-up honors at the 2011 GPAC Championships held at Northwestern College. Doane held the conference outdoor crown the past 12 years, only to see the University of Sioux Falls take the trophy by eight points. Injuries caught up to the Tigers this spring, limiting a possible repeat.
In the track events, Doane received a pair of Top 8 finishes by Kalli Brannagan. She took fifth in the 100m dash and seventh in the 200m dash.
Jillian Ourada won the 400m hurdles for the Tigers with a time of 1:02.25. She took second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.49.
Halie Smith posted a seventh place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase to earn all-conference honors.
The Tiger relay teams were solid. The 4x100m relay team of Cami Hasenohr, Blair Dixon, Amanda Reetz and Kalli Brannagan ran a time of 48.19. The 4x400m team of Allison Hartnett, Amanda Woodward, Jessica Steinkamp and Ourada placed fourth with a time of 3:55.95. Doane's 4x800m team of Hartnett, Alyssa Straube, Mikayla Baumert and Woodward placed fourth with a time of 9:33.49.
In field events, three Tigers placed in the high jump. Steinkamp took second place based on jumps as she hit a mark of 5-07.00. Alyssa Rogge took third with a mark of 5-03. Alyssa McDowell placed fifth based on jumps with a mark of 5-03.
Ale Cano took fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 11-09.75.
Ourada placed second in the long jump with a mark of 18-09.25.
Doane controlled the triple jump with four placing in the Top 8. Shelby Meier won with a mark of 37-09.50. Rae Gordon took second with a mark of 37-07.75. Tess Moyer placed fourth with a leap of 35-07.25. Lauren Baird finished eighth with a mark of 35-01.75.
Whitney Collins and Kelsee Meissner took sixth and seventh, respectively, in the shot put. Collins had a throw of 43-00.50 while Meissner posted a mark of 42-10.25.
Ashton Henderson took second in the discus with a throw of 139-03 while teammate Sarah Hinman finished third with a mark of 136-05.
Collins placed fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 168-08.
Henderson won the javelin with a throw of 134-01. Karmen Lawver took third with a mark of 126-09 and Leah Petersen was fourth with a toss of 123-03.
Ourada was named the Outstanding Athlete-of-the-Meet after posting 27.25 points.