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February 12, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Track and Field – Event #7 Recap – Iowa State Classic – Saturday

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Recaps,Track and Field — Jon Green @ 12:20 am

While Omaha only had competitors in five events on Saturday at the Iowa State Classic that didn’t hold them back as Omaha set two school records and won two events.

Sami Spenner won the long jump while jumping a school record 6.23m. That broke the previous mark of 6.16m that Spenner set earlier in the year. The other school record was set by Amanda Vorthmann. Vorthmann set a new school record in the 3,000m with a time of 9:47.90, one of three events she has the school record in along with the mile and the 5,000m. She broke her own record of 9:50.04 which she set in 2012. Vorthmann was 10th in the 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic.

Spenner matched her first place finish in the long jump with one in the triple jump where she set a personal best. She was followed in the long jump by Kathie-Lee Laidley who finished 4th with a personal best 5.84m and Denneil Shaw in 5th.

Maja Mihalinec had two great runs on Saturday as she finished 3rd in both the 60m Dash and the 200m.

Most events on Saturday were the seeded version of events that are held on both Friday and Saturday. The only events where this wasn’t the case was the finals for the 60m hurdles and 60m dash.

Here’s how Omaha’s competitors did on Saturday and the top three times for each event from Saturday.

Women’s Long Jump – 6.23m/6.19m/5.84m – SR 6.16m – Sami Spenner (2013)
1st – 6.23m – Sami Spenner – NEW SCHOOL RECORD
3rd – 5.84m – Kathie-Lee Laidley – PR
4th – 5.66m – Denneil Shaw

Women’s 60m Dash – 7.46/7.53/7.61 – SR 7.49 – Maja Mihalinec – (2010)
3rd – 7.61 – Maja Mihalinec

Women’s 200m – 24.16/24.51/24.52 – SR 23.93
3rd – 24.52 – Maja Mihalinec – First time in the event this season
Women’s Triple Jump – 12.76m/12.27m/12.17m – SR 13.76m
1st – 12.76m – Sami Spenner – PR

Women’s 3000m – 9:21.27/9:26.87/9:30.32 – SR 9:50.04
10th – 9:47.90 – Amanda Vorthmann – NEW SCHOOL RECORD

Summary:
Winners for Omaha: (2)
Sami Spenner – Long Jump, Triple Jump

Runner-ups for Omaha: (0)

3rd places for Omaha: (2)
Maja Mihalinec – 200m, 60m Dash

4th places for Omaha: (1)
Kathie-Lee Laidley – Long Jump

5th places for Omaha: (1)
Denneil Shaw – Long Jump

Omaha season bests: (0)

Omaha personal bests: (2)
Kathie-Lee Laidley – Long Jump
Sami Spenner – Triple Jump

Omaha school records: (2)
Amanda Vorthmann – 3000m
Sami Spenner – Long Jump

Next Scheduled Meet:
Omaha will be taking part in the Nebraska Tune-Up on Friday in Lincoln. The events will get underway at 12:30 PM. It’s the final meet for the Mavericks before the Summit League Indoor Championship in Vermillion, South Dakota on the 24th and 25th of this month.

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