Winona State competed at both the Kip Jarvin and Drake Relays as the Warriors competed in Iowa. The action kicked off a busy weekend for the Warriors Track & Field Team.
Erin Perkins led the Warriors in the hammer throw, taking fourth with a toss of 51.95 meters/170-09 feet. Nicole Nelson (50.85 meters/166-10 feet) was sixth and Kaitlyn Long placed seventh (50.04 meters/164-02 feet) in the event.
The Warriors had four athletes place in the top seven in the discus. Heather Buckler was second with her throw of 45.27 meters/148-06 feet. Kathleen Taylor was third with a mark of 44.29 meters/145-04 feet. Erin Bramble took sixth (41.76 meters/137-00 feet) and Ashley Thooft (40.88 meters/134-01 feet) was seventh.
Taylor and Buckler switched places in the shot put as Taylor took second (15.06 meters /49-05 feet) and Buckler was third (14.53 meters/47-8 feet). Taylor joined Aliyah Gustafson of Bowling Green in breaking the previous meet record in the shot put. Taylor also tied for the third best throw in WSU history. Buckler improved her best in the shot put and is fourth alone in WSU history. Long was fifth in the shot put with her throw of 13.79 meters/45-03 feet.
Taylor Juresh, Tamika Tucker, Brittany Schyvinck and Megan Seidl combined to qualify in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 47.29 seconds.
The 4x400 meter relay team of Schyvinck, Johnna Patterson, Ali Johnson and Seidl qualified for the finals with the third best time. They clocked in at 3:50.93 to win the third heat.
Buckler threw 41.48 meters/136-1 feet on her first attempt with the discus to place 13th. Bramble was 14th in the discus after throwing 41.18 meters/135-1 feet on her second attempt. Taylor took 20th in the discus throw on Friday with her throw of 36.16 meters/118-8 feet.
Hailey Deschaine placed 23rd in the long jump with her mark of 5.06 meters/16-7.25 feet on her second attempt.