UNI track competes at Duncan Invite

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UNI track competes at Duncan Invite

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JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

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Over the weekend in Des Moines, the UNI Men’s and Women’s track teams competed at the Duncan Invite, hosted at Drake University. UNI swept Drake in this contest, with the men’s team winning with a score of 92 points and the women’s squad winning with a score of 82. At the Duncan open, UNI had a total of 49 top-three finishes, with the men winning 12 events and the women winning seven.

On the men’s side, Panther sprinting dominated, with Tayshaun Cooper winning the 100-meter dash, Ryan Van Baale was the victor in the 200 and Corey Hertz was crowned the champ in the 400. They also won the 4×400 relay. Drake Henrichs ran to victory in the 5,000-meter run as well.

For the women’s team, Maddie McCalla won the 200-meter dash and Jasmine Blue won the 400-meter dash. Competing in the 1,500-meter run, Lyndsey Schinkel took first place for UNI. The Panthers swept the 4×400 relay with a victory by the women.

As for field events, Darius King won shot put and Isaac Holtz won the discus and hammer throw. Maria Gonzalez won high jump. Brooke Lorenz won long jump and Alanna Nietert won the hammer throw for the women of UNI.

The Panthers look ahead to compete at the Husker Spring Invite in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, April 6.

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