Track places fourth at NSIC Championships

Maurice Hudson, Sports Reporter

Winona State University’s women’s track & field team finished fourth overall out of 15 total teams at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Indoor Championships.

Winona State finished behind University of Mary, who took first in the meet Augustana, who took second and Minnesota State following.

The Warriors had eight top-five finishes at the event.

Sophomore Michaela Pryor set a personal best with a 25.04 time in the 200 to finish fifth.

Junior Kalley Harris talked about the expectation for herself and the team going into the meet.

“We are fine tuning for next weekend as well as getting ready for the conference meet. It is important to take it one week at a time to focus on the aspects we need to,” Harris said. “Each week we are getting faster, which always makes it exciting to get back on the track.”

In the 400 event, four Warriors placed in the top eight places.

Sophomore Brooklyn Schyvinck (56.68) took third, Harris (57.26) took fifth, sophomore Shereen Vallabouy (57.66) took sixth, and first-year Allison Waterman (58.51) brought in an eighth-place finish which gave the Warriors 14 points towards their total.

Junior Kristi Springer leaped her way to a second-place finish in triple jump with a distance of 12.07m.

In the 4×400 event, the team took second with a time of 3:50:85 trailing Minnesota State by four hundredths of a second.

In the mile event, senior Anna Rogahn came in with a time of 4:56.77 that brought in a third-place finish.

First-year Kaylee Beyer set a new personal best in the 1000 with a time of 2:58.67 to take fifth while sophomore Kendall Zeman also set a personal best, finishing fourth in the 600 with a time of 1:36.80.

The participants for the NCAA National Indoor Championships will be announced on Tuesday, March 3. The championships will take place on March 13-14 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The opinions expressed in this paper are not necessarily those of Winona State University, the Minnesota State Colleges and University system, or the Winona State University student body.