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Women's Track & Field - Mon, Apr. 17, 2017

The Saint Mary track and field team competed at the KT Woodman Classic this weekend at Wichita State University. Friday night saw extremely windy conditions that led to slow times across the board. The wind did not stop the Spires from competing well.

In the middle distance events, the Spires saw season bests from Linda Delgado and Krystal Rivera in the women's 800m. Along with a season best 1:56.00 for Tegan Michael in the men's 800m run. Tegan's time is  the third fastest in the KCAC in 2017.

On the distance side things become more tactical in nature. Lorena Moreno ran 11:31 in the 3k meter steeple chase to place 4th overall and run the #1 time in the KCAC this year. She was followed by Jeremy Brittian who made his debut in the 3000m steeple chase and showed a top 10 time in the KCAC this year.

In the 10k's, the Saint Mary women had a dominant showing which led to three women running three of the five fastest times in the KCAC this year by Alisn Stevens, Kaitlynn Ellis, and Kaitlynn Tuey. Nick Thomas also performed well running a personal best time which placed him in the top five in the KCAC as well.

Saturday:

Saint Mary track and field had a quality weekend on the track that saw windy conditions and slower times for the distance events Friday night. Although, the same conditions lead to some fast times on the track Saturday afternoon.

Elliot Fortney lead off with the first big performance of the day in the men's 100m breaking the old school record and running a personal best as a Spire. Following Elliot's performance, every sprinter had a personal best or season best on the weekend.

Fortney was followed by female teammate Tisian Nealy in the 200m dash who sprinted off to win her heat, place 9th out of 50 plus runners, break the 200m school record, and hit her first ever outdoor track and field National Championship qualifying mark in a time of 24.97. There are only two athletes in the KCAC who have gone sub 25 seconds this year. Nealy is the first female sprinter in Saint Mary history to qualify for an Outdoor National Championship meet.

Out on the field high jumper Jared Lorey came out firing, only having one miss leading up to his school record attempt at 1.92m or 6'3.5". Lorey cleared the height on his 2nd attempt to set a personal best and break the school record. Lorey had good jumps over the night height of 1.97m or 6' 5.75" but was not able to clear the bar.

Full Results can be found here: