Track competes in two meets

Hunter Kiburz, Staff Writer

The Wayne State men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Sioux City, Iowa and Kearney, Nebraska on April 14 and 15 to compete in the Sioux City Relays and the UNK Loper Invite.

For the women, freshmen Jordyn Pester and Mckenzie Scheil both won events and freshman Mikayla Marvin set a new school record in pole vault. All three events highlight the women’s side for Wayne State.

“As a younger team, you know they are very talented individuals but sometimes you get those peaks of things, were your like oh, oh that was good, but then they forget how they did it, but you know you get to that, you do something good then the next five to six times you do it wrong,” senior Robert Sullivan said.

Junior Tia Jones finished seventh in the hammer throw while sophomore Sarah Stang finished eighth, one spot below Jones.

WSC also had a second-place finish in the 4×400 relay as sophomore Sophie Noecker, freshmen Marin Jetensky and Molli Vasa, along with Pester finished with a time of 4:16.31.

At the Sioux City Relays, Vasa took home fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:07.92, Pester ended up being the top finisher for the Wildcats on Saturday coming home second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.44.

For the men, junior Dylan Kaup and sophomore Preston Davis won their events at the UNK Loper Invite on Sunday and Sullivan finished with a couple of second place finishes at the Sioux City Relays to lead the Wayne State men’s track and field team.

On Sunday, Kaup won the hammer throw while Davis won the 400-meter hurdles and kept a couple Wildcat names on top for the day.

Senior Clay Kramper finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.11 as sophomore Bryce Holcomb finished fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:59.70 seconds. Freshman Aaron English was seventh in the high jump with a jump of 6’ ¾”. In addition, sophomore Kyle Lowe finished 10th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.58 seconds.

The Wane States men’s 4×100-meter relay team of junior Alvyns Alcenord, sophomore Justin Rohloff, seniors Clay Kramper and Jordan Zautke came in fourth with a time of 43.43 seconds.

To round it out for the men’s side, Davis came in third place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.06 seconds and then finished fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.47. Sophomore Bailey Peckham also added a 10th place finish when he finished the 5,000-meter run in 15.53.82 seconds to close it out for the Wildcats.

The WSC track and field team will come back on Friday and Saturday of this week, travelling to Crete, Nebraska. There they will be competing at the Jim Dutcher Memorial Invitational hosted by Doane University.