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Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · JA Track Competes at IWU Qualifier

The combined boys and girls track and field squads competed Saturday in the Hoosier State Relays qualifier meet at Indiana Wesleyan University. The teams are attempting to qualify for the Hoosier State Relays finals on Saturday March 24 at Indiana University. The top 24 track, relay, shot put, and long jump athletes and top 18 in the pole vault and high jump advance to the finals.

The Eagles are competing in the 4A-6A Large School Division and are competing against the other large schools around the State of Indiana.

T begin the day, the distance squad improved their times in the 3200. Senior Momin Mirza ran a 10:45, bettering his time from last week. He was joined by his brother Sophomore Sami Mirza who ran in 11:15. Improving her time by about a minute, Freshman Ivie Skube ran in 12:45.

Next on the day was the sprints and the sprint hurdles.

Senior Joselyn Mwenifumbo clocked a time of 9.62in the 60 Hurdles.

Senior Milton Toliver was the top Eagle in the 60 Dash, running in 7.28. Sophomore Jaylen Wright joined Toliver with a time of 7.64.

For the girls, Junior Janiya Coleman ran the 60 with a time of 8.22. She was joined by Junior RyAnna Latender (8.62) and Freshman Abby Holmes (8.93).

When the relays began the Eagles looked to improve their times and positions on the leaderboards from last weeks meet. Several relays improved their time and are on the verge of qualifying for the top spots in the HSR Finals.

The girls 4×200 of Mwenifumbo, Freshman Ashlyn Wiggins, Lattender, and Colema ran 1:54.95.

The boys relay of Toliver, Wright, Junior Maceo Horton, and Senior Anthony Orozco ran 1:36.34.

The girls 4×400 relay of Mwenifumbo, Wiggins, Junior Ali Mihut, and Freshman Jordan Mihut ran in 4:20.72.

The boys 4×400 consisting of Toliver, Wright, Senior Jonathan Ngani, and Freshman Ngor Agwick ran 3:38.75.

The girls 4×800 ran an 11:40. The relay was made up of Sophomore Maddie Mischak, Junior Hannah Mihut, Freshman Maggie Coman, and Senior Niki Hakimzadeh.

The boys relay, which ran an 9:52.62, was made up of Ngani, S. Mirza, and Freshmen Julio Martinez and William Neubauer.

The final event on the track for the day was the Distance Medley Relay (1200-400-800-1600). In the girls race of Mischak, Junior Kierra Watford, H. Mihut, and Coman completed the envent in 15:16.94.

On the boys side, Neubauer, Sophomore Alex Blade, Martinez, and M Mirza ran in 12:36.16

In the field, Freshman Alecia Parker improved on her distance from last week in the shot put. Today Parker threw 38’5 ¼ “. Fellow Freshman Anna Schrader threw 26’6 ¼ “.

In the long jump, Mwenifumbo leaped a distance of 16’ 3.75”, enough to get her on the leaderboard.

Finally in the pole vault, Junior Dominique Clark jumped 10’6” in the pole vault.

Todays meet was an un scored meet and no places were awarded or team champions named.

Complete results can be found both at crossroadstiming.com and directathletics.com.

The leaderboard for the 4A-6A division can be found at https://www.directathletics.com/lists/track/1428_2316.html and is updated regularly throughout the week.

A complete gallery of photos from the meet can be found at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxZLgXumwAuZNlJtMENIejdFR1U

Videos of today’s action in the relays, track, and field can be found on YouTube at JATrack2018

Indiana Wesleyan University Hoosier State Relays Qualifier #3

60 M Dash

Milton Toliver 7.28

Jaylen Wright 7.64

Janiya Coleman 8.22

RyAnna Latender 8.63

Abigail Holmes 8.93

60 M Hurdles

Joselyn Mwenifumbo 9.62

3200 M Run

Momin Mirza 10:45

Sami Mirza 11:15

Ivie Skube 12:45

4×200 Relay

Mwenifumbo, Wiggins, Latender, Coleman 1:54.95

Toliver, Wright, Horton, Orozco 1:36.34

4×400 Relay

Mwenifumbo, A. Mihut, Wiggins, J. Mihut 4:20.72

Toliver, Wright, Agwick, Ngangi 3:38.75

4×800 Relay

Mischak, H Mihut, Coman, Hakimzadeh 11:40

Ngani, S Mirza, Martinez, Neubauer

Pole Vault

Dominique Clark 10’6”

Shot Put

Alecia Parker 38’5.25”

Anna Schrader 26’ 6.25”

Long Jump

Joselyn Mwenifumbo 16’3.75”

RyAnna Latender 13’7.5”

Anthony Orozco 16’5.75”