Relays perform well at A-R-C Championships

Cat Lucht
Cat Lucht

WAVERLY, Iowa -- The relay teams shined for the Simpson women's track and field team on Saturday at the American Rivers Conference Championships.

In the final day of the championships, the 4x800-meter of Audrey Klein, Abby Loecke, Mary Wood and Cat Lucht earned fifth place. The 4x400-meter of Katelyn Mangold, Jaycie Owens, Kyli Orr and Luci Swarthout garnered seventh place.

The high jump produced two top-10 performances for the Storm. Jamie Glanz leadped 1.55 meters for seventh and Kamryn Juni recorded a distance of 1.50 meters for eighth.

Klein raced to eighth in the 800 meters by crossing the finish in 2:22.97. Mary Wood received 10th in the event.

The Wartburg Qualifier is up next for Simpson and will begin on Friday, March 1.

Meet Report
Mile — 14. Emily Buchheit, 5:44.53 | 16. Abby Loecke, 5:52.36
400 — 14. Katelyn Mangold, 1:03.07 | 17. Luci Swarthout, 1:04.15
800 — 8. Audrey Klein, 2:22.97 | 10. Mary Wood, 2:30.51
200 — 18. MacKenzie James, 27.84 | 22. Sarah Nolting, 28.72
3000 — 16. Ashlee Litterer, 11:38.81 | 17. Katie Murano, 11:42.24
4x800 — 5. Audrey Klein, Abby Loecke, Mary Wood, Cat Lucht, 10:17.67
4x400 — 7. Katelyn Mangold, Jaycie Owens, Kyli Orr, Luci Swarthout, 4:20.72
High jump — 7. Jamie Glanz, 1.55m | 8. Kamryn Juni, 1.50m
Weight throw— 27. Alex Niemier, 9.35m | 28. Madison Anderson, 9.05m