Tigers Earn All-Conference Honors for Outdoor Track and Field

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics- The Tigers men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed at the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference meet last weekend and walked away with seven All-Conference performances.

For the women’s team, Bri Hunter earned two All-Conference nods after her incredible performance in the throwing department. While known for her shot put ability, her first All-Conference performance happened in the discus. Entering the event ranked 9th, Hunter ripped a third place throw of 125 feet 11 inches in rainy conditions.

Hunter followed her performance in the discus with another terrific performance in the shot put. Her throw of 44 feet 2.75 inches was good enough for 2nd place. Hunter has collected six All-Conference awards throughout her Tiger career.

The 3,000 meter steeplechase is a tremendous strength for the Tigers and they showed that by placing 3rd, 4th and 6th at the conference meet. Lilly Garnsey finished in 3rd place and grabbed the All-Conference title with a time of 12 minutes and 49 seconds. Faith Younce took 5th place and Allison Morris grabbed 6th place.

Garnsey also took 3rd place and an All-Conference award for her performance in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 42 minutes and 18 seconds.

For the men’s team, Jabez Rivers surprised the field by entering the event ranked outside of the top three but raced to a 3rd place finish in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 55.66 seconds and an All-Conference honor. Rivers also finished in 3rd place in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.67 seconds.

Lastly, KeRon Blackwell tallied his 2nd career All-Conference honor after leaping 6 feet 2.75 inches in the high jump. It was his first outdoor All-Conference honor.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics(NAIA)  Outdoor Track and Field National Championship will take place on May 24th and run through the 26th.