Westminster Track Team Kicks Off Indoor Season

Glenn Tuebner

BY EMILY KESEL

SENIOR SPORTS EDITOR

Two school records were broken as Westminster College’s track and field teams kicked off their indoor seasons over the weekend at the Missouri Invitational at the University of Missouri.


 

Freshman long-distance runner Glenn Teubner placed 11th in the 3000-meter race with a time of 9:24.38, breaking the previous school record by two seconds.  Freshman Logan Shoemaker also broke a school record in the shot put.  His record-breaking throw of 13.23 meters was good enough for 10th place in the meet.

Also competing in the men’s 3000-meter race were senior Daniel Lindaman and junior Jesse Edwards, who finished 14th and 15, respectively.  Tuebner and freshman Chandler Yeary ran the mile race for the Blue Jays as well, each placing in the top 15.  Joining Shoemaker in the shot put competition were junior Christian Houston (10.09) and senior Mike Lutz (9.84).

 

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(PHOTO: Senior Tanisha Terrell and freshman Maria Rains get set in the starting blocks for their heat of the 200-meter race. Photo courtesy of Westminster Athletics)

On the women’s side, five athletes competed for the Blue Jays, including seniors Tanisha Terrell and Nyima Nije and freshman Maria Rains, all of whom ran the 60-meter dash.  Terrell was the fastest on the day, finishing 29th overall with a time of 8.29 seconds.  Nije’s time of 8.39 seconds was good enough for 31st place, and Rains’s 8.82 seconds claimed 35th.

Rains and Terrell also ran the 200-meter race, finishing with times of 29.5 and 28.71 seconds, respectively.  In the mile race, freshman Madison Zack crossed the finish line with a solid time of 6:12.24, and junior Brier Skogsberg placed 12th in the 3000-meter run with a time of 11:41.48.

Both teams will compete again on January 24 at Illinois College for the Snow Bird Open.

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