Johnson City, TN - The Doane College Track & Field program completed the 2007 indoor season with a Top Five finish for both the men's and women's teams. The Tiger women finished with 46 points and took fourth place. Oklahoma Baptist University won the hotly contested women's event with 52.33 points. The Tiger men finished with 40 points and took fifth place. Azusa Pacific University won the men's title with 83 points.
In action on Saturday, Doane received 10 Top Six finishes to earn team points. On the women's side, Ellie Windle (Nebraska City) took third place in the 600 meter race with a time of 1:34.05. Katie Bartels (Tecumseh) and Katie Kosmos (Lincoln) tied for second place in the high jump with a mark of 5-05. Abby Schlueter (Beatrice) hit a season-best 39-01.75 in the triple jump and finished in fifth. The Tiger distance medley relay team, which set a school record on Thursday, took fifth with a time of 12:20.12. The team members were Ashley Noel (Osborne, KS), Erin Fogarty (Omaha), Kym Bennett (Bellevue), and Windle.
The Tiger men also had five point scorers. Lance Foster (Omaha) took third place in the 600 meter race with a time of 1:19.74. Adam Landerfield (Lincoln) also placed third in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 0:08.32. Matt Hollman (Crete) finished in fifth place with a time of 1:52.38 in the 800 meter run. The Tiger distance medley relay placed fifth with a time of 10:13.62. The team members were Sufian Kimo (Norfolk), Mike Pivarnick (El Paso, TX), Ben DeLay (Bellevue) and Hollman.
In the final event of the day, the men's 1,600 meter relay, less than two seconds separated the top four teams. Doane took fourth in a school record time 3:11.11, breaking the mark for the second time during the national meet. The quadruplet of Jess Wimmer (Alliance), Greg Torres (Omaha), Joel Bacon (Lyons) and Foster hold the top three marks in school history.
The Tigers will return home to start preparing for the outdoor season which is scheduled to begin on March 31 at the Hastings College Invite.