UNI competes at Wisconsin, Tritle breaks record

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

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UNI track and field sent a select squad of athletes to Madison, Wis. to compete in the Red and White Classic over the weekend prior to the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in the UNI-Dome next weekend.

Sending some of the top throwers in the nation, the Panthers were able to take home four of the top five placings in the shot put, including a record-breaking win for Keegan Tritle.

Already the school record holder in the event, Tritle improved his personal best to 62-7¼. Darius King also broke the 60-foot barrier, throwing a distance of 60-9¼ for second place.

Several other UNI athletes were able to return to Iowa with wins as Katie Nimrod placed first in the mile (5:11.59), Ryan Van Baale in the 60 meter dash (7.04), Wal Khat in the 800 (1:54.47), Cam Bauer in the triple jump (13.94 meters) and CJ May in the mile (4:22.85).

Second place Panthers included Rylan Santi in the women’s 60 meter dash, (7.83), Allana Neitert in the weight throw (18.81 meters), Dan Blocker in the 200 meter dash (22.75) and Cam Bauer in the pole vault (4.70 meters)

The MVC Championships will take place in Cedar Falls next weekend for UNI, Feb. 23-24.