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January 14, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Track and Field – Event #2 Recap – Dordt College Indoor Invitational

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Recaps,Track and Field — Jon Green @ 11:50 am

Omaha competed in the Dordt College Indoor Invitational in Sioux Center, Iowa on Saturday against a bunch of teams from the area. Participating teams were:

  • Dordt – NAIA
  • Mount Marty – NAIA
  • Morningside – NAIA
  • Briar Cliff – NAIA
  • Northwestern College – NAIA
  • Sioux Falls – D2
  • Dakota State – D2
  • Wayne State – D2
  • Omaha – D1

Here’s the results of the various events when it comes to Omaha’s athletes. Next to each event is listed the top 3 scores and Omaha’s School record.

Long Jump – 6.08m/5.92m/5.78m – SR 6.11m
1st – 6.08m – Sami Spenner – PR
3rd – 5.78m – Denneil Shaw – PR
12th – 4.97m – Amanda Alexander – PR
18th – 4.67m – Jessica Ripp

Three Mavericks set personal bests in the long jump as Sami Spenner took 1st and Denneil Shaw took 3rd. Spenner was just .03m from the school record and could break it this spring. Amanda Alexander came in 12th with a personal best of her own.

Triple Jump – 12.75/12.15m/11.52m – SR 13.76m
2nd – 12.15m – Sami Spenner
3rd – 11.52m – Denneil Shaw – PR
7th – 10.59m – Jessica Ripp – SB

Sami Spenner grabs the 2nd place finish in the triple jump, 3rd place Denneil Shaw set another personal best, and Jessica Ripp had a season best.

Shot Put – 14.07m/13.77m/13.62m – SR 14.99m
13th – 10.88m – Sami Spenner – PR
22nd – 9.48m – Amanda Alexander

Sami Spenner showed some good improvement as she bested her old PR from last year by 1.24m. Amanda Alexander had her first shot put event of the year and was a little short of her 9.82m best from last season.

55m Dash – 7.38/7.40/7.46 – SR 7.02
3rd – 7.46 – Terri Armstrong

Nice showing by Armstrong who’s best 60m time last year was 8.01.

55m Hurdles – 8.23/8.55/8.61 – SR 7.99
18th – 10.55 – Amanda Alexander

Alexander was the only competitor for Omaha and wasn’t really in contention in this one. Alexander actually ran a 10.46 60m Hurdles last year so she was a little off her pace.

200m – 25.75/27.42/27.44 – SR 23.93
4th – 27.47 – Terri Armstrong

Armstrong ran a 25.58 last season so this was a little off her pace.

600m – 1:39.66/1:40.04/1:42.43 – SR 1:34.55
2nd – 1:40.04 – Lauren Psota

First 600m run of the year for Psota and she got a nice 2nd place finish.

800m – 2:23.72/2:25.98/2:25.99 – SR 2:07.14
4th – 2:27.28 – Lydia Martin
17th – 2:43.15 – Jaqueline Mezick
21st – 2:46.96 – Kelsey Green

Lydia Martin couldn’t match her 2:24.61 personal best but ran a good race in 4th. It was the first ever 800m for Green and the first race for freshman Mezick.

1000m – 3:04.86/3:09.26/3:10.90 – SR 2:52.46
6th – 3:15.42 – Nicole Behm
9th – 3:23.67 – Karo Garcia

Behm couldn’t match her 3:09.75 of last year while Garcia is a freshman running her first 1000m.

1 Mile – 5:23.16/5:34.72/5:36.35 – SR 4:59.22
1st – 5:23.16 – Ashley Kildow
3rd – 5:36.35 – Katarina Zarudnaya

Kildow won this event on Saturday despite being about 8 seconds off her season best. Zarudnaya was running her first track event for Omaha and finished 3rd.

3000m – 10:17.54/10:41.16/10:47.26 – SR 9:50.04
1st – 10:17.54 – Amanda Vorthmann
4th – 10:53.78 – Kristin Rogers
6th – 11:07.14 – MiKayla Peck
9th – 11:22.29 – Kristen Carmichael
13th – 11:34.59 – Carolyn Newhouse
14th – 11:37.99 – Kayla Fenske

Fenske was the only one who’d competed at 3,000m before this year and she was about 27 seconds off her pace from that race. Vorthmann is the school record holder in the event and won this event by a huge 24 second margin. Rogers was just seven seconds off last year’s personal best from her freshman season and finished 4th. MiKalya Peck came in 6th and freshman Kristen Carmichael came in 9th. Another freshman in Carolyn Newhouse was 13th. Seems to be a deep event for Omaha.

Omaha winners: (3)
Sami Spenner – Long Jump
Ashley Kildow – 1 Mile
Amanda Vorthmann – 3000m

Omaha runner-ups: (2)
Sami Spenner – Triple Jump
Lauren Psota – 600m

Omaha third places: (4)
Denneil Shaw – Long Jump, Triple Jump
Terri Armstrong – 55m Dash
Katarina Zarudnaya – 1 Mile

Omaha personal bests:
Sami Spenner – Long Jump, Shot Put
Denneil Shaw – Long Jump, Triple Jump
Amanda Alexander – Long Jump

Omaha season bests:
Jessica Ripp – Triple Jump

Next Scheduled Meet:
Omaha will next compete in the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational on Friday the 18th. Omaha won three events in the meet last year.


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