SAU track teams have great MCC Championships


Share
Posted Online: May 08, 2013, 12:44 am
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
College track & field
MCC Championships:
The St. Ambrose University women completed the Midwest Collegiate Conference triple crown with a 243-228 win over Mount Mercy for the MCC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. That gave the Queen Bees the triple crown – wining the cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field titles in the same school year for the first time in school history. It was SAU's second outdoor team title in four years.

There were plenty of local highlights for the Queen Bees. Former Moline prep and senior Tina Eden (19:11.17) won the 5,000, leading a 1-2-3-4 SAU sweep; Trineisha Gray (RIHS) won the triple jump (34-10.5); Morgan Meseke (Pleasant Valley) won the 10,000 (41:08.14) and former Alleman prep Mary Adlfinger was third to also earn All-MCC honors; Nicole Wager (Wethersfield) won the 3,000 steeplechase (11:57.70) and also scored in the 800 and 5000; and Jaclyn Scavuzzo (Sherrard) has a broken back and won on her only pole vault attempt, clearing 9-6. DeVore, Tara Goehrke, Autumn Vergeyle (UTHS) and Marissa Dunkerley (400 winner) won the 4x400 in 4:06.54, beating Grand View by .33 for SAU's first 4x4 win since 2003. Mandy Streu finished in the top three in shot put, discus and hammer throw, qualifying for nationals in the shot put and hammer throw.

SAU's men pushed Grand View, but fell 304-279 for a second-place finish.

John Darmody won Track Athlete of the Year, competing his own triple crown. He became the first conference history to win XC Harrier of the Year, Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. Darmody won the 800, 1500, 3000 steeplechase and 5000 and also scored in the 400 hurdles. Wes Vaden won the shot put (51-9), qualifying him for the NAIA National Championships and breaking the school record by 3/4 of an inch. He earned All-MCC honors in shot put, discus and hammer throw.

Locally, Raimon Clay (UTHS) earned All-MCC honors with a third-place 10.88 in the 100; Kaz Johnson (Mon-Rose) and Tanner Ewing (Wethersfield) went 2-3 for All-MCC honors in the 110 hurdles; and Nick Wager (Wethersfield) was All-MCC in the pole vault (13-feet).

SAU coach Dan Tomlin won both Men's and Women's Coach of the Year for the Conference.



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


(More History)