Track and field wins five events in Fargo, N.D.


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UNI’s track and field program competed in Fargo, ND on Saturday, Jan. 19, running, jumping and throwing at the Shelly Ellid Indoor track and field facility. Three teams were present, including UNI, North Dakota State and Wyoming.

The Panthers finished with five wins and 22 top-three finishes. The women’s track team finished with a score of 85 behind NDSU’s women’s team who finished with 127 points. Lyndsie Schinkel was the lone winner on the women’s side in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.17.

UNI’s men’s squad also finished second behind the Bison with 92 points. North Dakota State’s men’s team finished with a final score of 121.

Waterloo West High School alum, Tayshaun Cooper, won the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.99. Red-shirt junior Connor Ham now leads the MVC with a time of 7.97 after winning the 60-meter hurdle and Evan Long won the 200 meter dash in a time of 21.69, propelling him to the league’s second best time of the sesaon.

The men’s 4×400 also finished in first place with a time of 3.19.81.

The Panthers will compete in their first home meet of the season on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, at the Jack Jennett Open.

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