Distance runners lead Storm at Nebraska Wesleyan

Courtney Neuendorf ran to a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational on Friday, Jan. 20.
Courtney Neuendorf ran to a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational on Friday, Jan. 20.

LINCOLN, Neb. — The middle distance and distance runners turned in a solid effort to lead the Simpson women's track and field teams at the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolf Invitational on Friday.

Courtney Neuendorf, Rebekah Brainard and Sadie Timms had top-10 performances for the Storm, who were competing for the first time in 2017. No team scores were kept.

Neuendorf ran to a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meters, clocking in at 10:48.12 in her first time running the event. 

Brainard added a sixth-place effort in 1,000 meters, finishing in 3:48.02.

Timms ran a personal-best 5:23.33 in the 1 mile run to place seventh.

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Simpson will take part in the UNI Jack Jennett Invitational on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26-27. 

MEET REPORT
60 meters — 22. Valeria Gonzalez, 9.46 (prelims)
200 meters — 33. Audrey Lovan, 29.44
400 meters — 20. Jaycie Owens, 1:06.16; 22. Keeghan Corcoran, 1:06.77
600 meters — 12. Bre Waugh, 1:49.02
800 meters — 16. Kaylee Willadsen, 2:56.20
1000 meters — 6. Rebekah Brainard, 3:48.02
1 mile — 7. Sadie Timms, 5:23.33 (PR)
3000 meters — 6. Courtney Neuendorf, 10:48.12
60 hurdles — 21. Rebecca Jensen, 10.35
4x400 relay — 12. Waugh, Owens, Corcoran, Klein, 4:28.00
Pole vault — 19. Audrey Lovan, 2.48m
Shot put — 23. Alex Niemeyer, 11.26m