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February 24, 2013

2012-13 Omaha Track and Field – Event #9 Preview – Summit League Indoor Championships

Filed under: Omaha Mavericks,Previews,Track and Field — Jon Green @ 2:12 pm

The Summit League Championship has already began with the Pentathlon starting this morning. Sami Spenner is going to win that, you can put it in the bank.

What else might Omaha win? Here’s all their top 5 in the Summit League performances from this year…
60m – Maja Mihalinec has top time of 7.52… better than Deborah John of North Dakota State who has a 7.65 in 2nd.
200m – Maja Mihalinec is 2nd in this one with a 24.45. Antoinette Goodman of North Dakota State has run a 24.21.
800m – Katarina Zarudnaya’s 2:12.23 is 3rd. Paige Stratioti of North Dakota State has the top time of 2:09.26.
Mile – Amanda Vorthmann ran a 4:56.57, 4th best behind Tera Potts who ran a 4:55.02 for South Dakota State.
3000m – Amanda Vorthmann’s 9:47.90 is 4th again behind Heidi Peterson of North Dakota State who has a 9:45.27.
5000m – Vorthmann once again near the top. Her 17:22.68 is 3rd best this season with Brittni Hutton of Oakland having run a 16:45.31.
60m Hurdles – Sami Spenner has a 8.66 this year, 3rd behind Deborah John of North Dakota State who has a 8.42.
4x400m Relay – Omaha’s team has been 4th with a 3:52.42, North Dakota State the best at 3:45.74.
Distance Medley – Omaha is again 4th, this time in 13:03.80. UMKC the top team with a 12:16.65.
High Jump – Sami Spenner’s 1.72m is only 3rd with Kathie-Lee Laidley’s 1.70m in 4th. Megan Glisar of South Dakota has cleared 1.79m.
Long Jump – Omaha should see success here. Sami Spenner leads at 6.23m with 2nd place all the way back at 5.88m. Kathie-Lee Laidley is 3rd with 5.84m and Denneil Shaw is 5th with 5.78m.
Triple Jump – Sami Spenner is first here as well with a 12.99m. Second place is all the way back at 12.27m while Denneil Shaw is 5th with a 11.68m.
Pentathlon – Sami Spenner put up a 4126 earlier this year, 2nd place is only 3371.

I predict Sami Spenner wins three events and Omaha wins five in total.

If anyone wants to see the schedule it is here with the heat sheets here.  This is the link to live results.

Here’s who appears to be competing for UNO… though just because they are listen on the heat sheets doesn’t mean they for sure will compete.
Sami Spenner – Pentathlon, 60m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Maja Mihalinec – 60m Dash, 200m
Terri Armstrong – 60m Dash, 200m, 4x400m Relay
Kathie-Lee Laidley – High Jump, 60m Hurdles, Long Jump
Katarina Zarudnaya – 800m, 4x400m Relay
Lauren Psota – 800m, 4x400m Relay
Nicole Behm – 1 Mile, Distance Medley Relay
Amanda Vorthmann – 1 Mile, 3000m, 5000m
Ashley Kildow – 1 Mile, Distance Medley Relay
Kristin Rogers – 5000m
Kristin Carmichael – 5000m
Kayla Fenske – 5000m
MiKayla Peck – 5000m
Karo Garcia – 5000m
Jaqueline Mezick – Distance Medley Relay
Lydia Martin – Distance Medley Relay
Jessica Ripp – Long Jump, Triple Jump
Denneil Shaw – Long Jump, Triple Jump
Elizabeth Thompson – Shot Put, Weight Throw
Amanda Alexander – Pentathlon
And a quick schedule of the start times of the events… There should be some live stats available at this link.

Sunday
9:30 AM – Pentathlon – Sami Spenner, Amanda Alexander
      10 AM – 60m Dash
      10:30 AM – High Jump
      1 PM – Shot Put
      1:45 PM – Long Jump
      2:45 PM – 800m
3 PM – 60m Dash – Prelims – Maja Mihalinec, Terri Armstrong
3 PM – Weight Throw – Finals – Elizabeth Thompson
3:30 PM – 60m Hurdles – Prelims – Kathie-Lee Laidley, Sami Spenner
4 PM – 800m – Semi Finals – Katarina Zarudnaya, Lauren Psota
5:05 PM – 60m Dash – Semi Finals
5:35 PM – 60m Hurdles – Semi Finals
6:05 PM – 3000m – Finals – Amanda Vorthmann
6:15 PM – Long Jump – Finals – Sami Spenner, Jessica Ripp, Kathie-Lee Laidley, Denneil Shaw
6:35 PM – 200m – Semi Finals – Maja Mihalinec, Terri Armstrong
7:05 PM – Distance Medley Relay – Finals – Nicole Behm, Jaqueline Mezick, Lydia Martin, Ashley Kildow

Monday
11:30 AM – Triple Jump – Finals – Jessica Ripp, Sami Spenner, Denneil Shaw
12 PM – Shot Put – Finals – Elizabeth Thompson
1 PM – Mile – Finals – Amanda Vorthmann, Ashley Kildow, Nicole Behm
2 PM – High Jump – Finals – Sami Spenner, Kathie-Lee Laidley
2 PM – 60m Dash – Finals
2:20 PM – 60m Hurdles – Finals
2:40 PM – 800m – Finals
2:50 PM – 200m – Finals
3 PM – 5000m – Finals – Kristin Rogers, Kristin Carmichael, Kayla Fenske, MiKayla Peck, Karo Garcia, Amanda Vorthmann
3:45 PM – 4x400m Relay – Finals – Terri Armstrong, Lauren Psota, Sami Spenner, Katarina Zarudnaya

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