Doane successful at Biele Classic

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Annika Pingel running in the women's 4x400 last Friday at the Fred Beile Classic.

At the last home indoor track meet of the season, the Tigers posted seven NAIA automatic qualifying marks and seven provisional marks.

“We really had some great performances at the meet as far as quality,” head track coach Ed Fye said. “But the thing I probably saw on the track was that we competed to win.”

Senior Kate Grint continues to lead the NAIA for the eighth consecutive week in women’s shot put with a top mark of 14.61 meters. 

Grint also won the women’s weight throw with a mark of 17.79 meters, surpassing the NAIA automatic standard by 1.59 meters. 

Senior Jordyn Stearns met the provisional mark in the women’s shot put with a throw of 13.27 meters. Senior Teryn Koch met the provisional mark in the women’s weight throw at this meet, but met the automatic standard earlier this season. 

Two women’s high jumpers, senior Alexis Dale and junior Isabelle Watson, met the automatic qualifying mark in the event. Dale and Watson are the only two Great Plains Athletic Conference members to clear the NAIA standard in this event, according to Doane Athletics

In the women’s pole vault, seniors Courtney Schindler and Alyssa Downs both met the NAIA automatic standards with vaults of 3.72 and 3.52 meters, respectively. 

The last provisional marks of the day on the women’s side came from Annika Pingel in the 400 meter run and on the 4x400 meter relay team she ran a leg on. The relay team met the automatic qualifying mark earlier this season. 

On the men’s side, two athletes, junior Richard Dover in the weight throw and senior Julius Dickmander in the pole vault, met the provisional mark in their events. 

Senior Levi Sudbeck met the provisional mark in the 60 meter hurdle race and an automatic standard as he won the pole vault event.

Competing unattached, Carter Reckling, a senior from Crete High School, posted high marks in the men’s high jump placing fifth in the event.

Reckling will sign his letter of intent for Doane Track and Field on Wednesday along with four other Crete student athletes.  

The Tigers will compete at the Concordia Invite on Friday in Seward. This will be the last competition before the GPAC Championships.