Women’s track treks to California for relays

Dustin Veurink

Dustin Veurink

The women’s track and field team competed in five locations April 15 to 17.

Senior Nicole Davis re-broke her school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Mount San Antonio College Relays in Walnut, Calif.

“Her success is a testament to the hard work that she had consistently put in for four years,” said head coach Rod DeHaven. “I’m extremely proud of her.”

Like the men’s men, the women also dominated in Los Angeles. Leading the way was Joni Strom, who won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.77.

Megan Bren placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.06 seconds. Michelle Schuch and Sara Ackman both placed third in throwing events. Schuch placed in shot put with a throw of 41-10.5. Ackman placed in discus with a throw of 162-4.

In Azusa, Calif., Schuch and Christa Landmark placed fifth and sixth in the hammer throw at the Bryan Clay Invitational.

In Norwalk, Calif., Danielle Burke took 24th with her time of 4:39.82 in the 1,500-meter run at the Beach Invitational.

“She had battled injuries dating back to cross country, and she nearly ran a personal best on Saturday, which was great,” said DeHaven.

At the Sioux City Relays, the women’s distance medley team ran the school’s fifth best time: 12:51.80. Team members were Tera Potts, Lindsey Thielen, Emily Smith and Amanda Frohling.