The Northwestern track team had a remarkable day at their own Red Raider Open last Saturday.
Junior Charity Miles broke the school and stadium record in the 5000-meter run, also meeting the NAIA qualifying mark. She ran a 17:47 to claim first place, while junior teammate Sara Hess ran 19:05.28 in the same race to place third. Freshman Kendra De Jong also broke a stadium record, winning her second straight meet with 5’6 in the high jump. Sophomore Liz Stevens broke her own school record in the javelin, winning with 120’3.
De Jong joined juniors Stacey Dietrich and Krystina Smith and freshman Ana Morgan to run a second place time of 3:59.31 in the 4×400-meter relay, also provisionally qualifying.
Sophomore Danie Fry provisionally qualifyed in the shot put with 41’7.75. Junior Corrie Fautsch claimed a decisive victory in the 400-meter hurdles, running a 1:06.47 and Dietrich added a second place 15.64 in the 100-meter hurdles. Junior Kara Den Herder placed second in the hammer throw with 145’7 and senior Ingrid Wurpts took third in the 10,000-meter run with 40:52.71.
On the men’s side, junior Paul Lundgren got second in the discus with 146’9. Freshman Brandon Hammack ran to a third place finish with 11.25 in the 100-meter dash, while sophomore Keagan Hicks had his steeplechase debut, placing fourth with 11:11.66. Lundgren and sophomore Kiley Murra placed 4th and 5th in the shot put, respectively. Lundgren threw 47’2.5, while Murra had 46’4.75.