The Simpsonian

Track & Field opens outdoor season

by Brock Borgeson

PELLA, Iowa – Simpson College men’s and women’s track and field kicked off their outdoor season in Pella at the Central College Invitational on Thursday.

Men’s Results:

The men placed fourth out of eight teams, racking up 89 points being lead by Nick Yaeger who won the 3,000 meter steeplechase, finishing just under 10 minutes at 9:51.46.

Men’s Standings:

1) Loras – 212

2) William Penn, 174

3) Central – 119

4) Simpson – 89

5) Clarke – 46

6) Mount Mercy – 37

7) Waldorf – 13

8) Faith Baptist – 2

Sophomore Trevor McKee ran a time of 57.81 to earn a second place finish in the 400-meter hurdles as Isaac Frazier leapt 6-5 ½ in the high jump to come in second.

Women’s Results:

Senior Lauren Martin took home her first career first place finish in the 100 meters on Thursday, coming in at a time of 12.66 as the women’s squad finished seventh of nine teams at the Central Invitational.

Bayley Fleshner took third in the 100-meter hurdles at 15.19.

Women’s Standings:

1) Central – 143.5

2) Mount Mercy – 118

3) Loras – 95

4) Clarke – 89.5

5) Winona State – 85

6) William Penn – 78

7) Simpson – 59

8) Waldorf – 15

9) Faith Baptist – 2

Simpson will run again on Apr. 10-11 at the Jim Duncan Invitational in Des Moines.

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