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UNI track teams sets conference-best times

This news story was published on April 19, 2014.
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Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications

Photo courtesy of UNI Athletics Communications

Photo courtesy of UNI Athletics Communications

WALNUT, Calif. – Junior middle distance runner Alex Wilson shattered the UNI 1,500 meter record today to open up a successful first day at the 2014 Mt. Sac Relays.

Wilson’s time of 4:22.85 bested the previous school record, held by Agnes Kroneraff in 2002, by over five seconds. The new personal-best time for the junior placed her eighth out of 143 athletes and is also the fastest time run this season by a Missouri Valley Conference athlete.

In the men’s 1,500 meter race, Calvin Kibby represented the Panthers by grabbing a personal-best of his own. The senior ran a time of 3:51.19 to finish in the top-half of the competition.

Brandon Carnes ran a personal record time in the men’s 100 meter dash, finishing with a time of 10.47, giving him the fastest mark in the conference. Derek Kramer also competed in the 100 meters, coming in with a season-best time of 10.68.

Carnes also finished with a personal-best in the 200 meter dash. He ran a wind-legal time of 20.98 to finish third in his heat and sixth overall. His time ranks him fifth all-time at UNI and keeps him at No. 1 in the MVC.

Sebastian Barth shined in the men’s 110 meter hurdles, coming away with a season-best time. Barth came in with a time of 14.01 to place first in his heat and second overall out of 51 competitors.

UNI had two competitors in the women’s 800 meter run with both Amber Clock and Brette Correy giving strong performances. Clock finished third in her section with a time of 2:11.69 for a new season-best while Correy finished with a time of 2:13.48.

“This was a big day for UNI track and field,” head coach Dan Steele said. “Anytime you get a school record and three MVC-leading marks in one day, it’s a big day. This 2014 outdoor team is a special one.”

The Panthers will return to action tomorrow when the team will compete at the Gateway Twilight Invitational in Edwardsville, Ill. The meet will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the hammer throw.

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