LoVan ties pole vault record at Jim Duncan Invitational

Junior Audrey LoVan
Junior Audrey LoVan

DES MOINES, Iowa — Audrey LoVan tied her own school record in the pole vault to lead the Simpson women's track and field team at the Jim Duncan Invitational this weekend. 

LoVan cleared 9-feet, 8-inches on the pole vault to match her own school record set back in 2015. She cleared on her first attempt, but couldn't reach the next notch. Her mark is currently ninth in the Iowa Conference.

Alex Niemier placed eighth in the shot put with a heave of 37-10 3/4, Jackie Cullinan came in ninth in the javelin with a throw of 80-4 and Courtney Neuendorf came in ninth in the 3,000 steeplechase (12:50.11) to round out Simpson's top-10 finishes. 

Up next
Simpson goes to the Central Triangular in Pella on Saturday, April 22.

Meet Report
100 — 13. Rebecca Jensen, 14.25; 14. Elizabeth Burgus, 14.32
200 — 21. Elizabeth Burgus, 28.14; 21. Katie Clark, 28.21; 23. Audrey LoVan 28.37; 24. Keeghan Corcoran, 28.44
400 — 13. Keeghan Corcoran, 1:03.69
800 — 17. Audrey Klein, 2:29.40
1500 — 22. Audrey Klein, 5:19.15; 25. Lesley Roquet, 5:26.13
5000 — 16. Briana McCloskey, 19:14.97
100 hurdles —13. Rebecca Jensen, 17.55; 15. Sarah Sandage, 17.76
400 hurdles — 17. Jaycie Owens, 1:12.28
3000 steeplechase — 9. Courtney Neuendorf, 12:50.11
Pole vault — 8. Audrey LoVan, 9-08.00 | SR
Discus — 15. Jackie Cullinan, 90-08
Hammer throw — 13. Alex Niemier, 114-04
Javelin throw — 9. Jackie Cullinan, 80-04
Shot put — 8. Alex Niemier, 37-10.75