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Women's Indoor Track & Field - Sat, Feb. 22, 2014

Doane repeated as women's conference champions on Saturday by defending their crown on their home turf in Crete.  The Tigers ran away with the victory by recording 212.16 points while Concordia earned runner-up honors with 124.33 points.  Tiger athletes earned 51 All-GPAC honors from 31 athletes by placing in the Top 8 of their event.

The meet got off to a good start for the Tigers on Friday.  Erin DeVries (JR, Chambers, Neb.) won the pentathlon with 3,437 points.  Karissa Blank (JR, Madison, Neb.) took second with 3,365 points and Kylie Gokie (FR, Lincoln, Neb.) finished fourth with 3,259 points.

In the 60m dash, Kalli Brannigan took fifth with a time of 8.03 seconds.  The women's 200m dash saw four Tigers place.  Sandrae Farquharson (SO, Queens, N.Y.) took second (24.98), Gokie finished fifth (26.31), Rachel Bramhall (FR, Papillion, Neb.) was sixth (26.31) and Brannigan placed eighth (26.73).

Farquharson took the 400m title with a time of 56.24, a meet record.  In the 600m race, four Tigers placed.  Casarah Schutt (JR, North Bend, Neb.) took fourth (1:38.49), Lacey Wright (SR, Council Bluffs, Iowa) was fifth (1:38.59), Sydney Holtmeier (SO, DeWitt, Neb.) placed sixth (1:40.00) and Bailey Hirsch (SR, Grand Island, Neb.) finished in eighth place (1:42.41).  Jessa Sughroue (JR, McCook, Neb.) took second in the 800m run with a time of 2:17.73, a season-best.

The women's 1000m run featured the Marissa's – Marissa Moore (SO, Norfolk, Neb.) and Marissa DeWispelare (FR, David City, Neb.).  Moore took third with a time of 3:02.06 and DeWispelare placed fourth with a time of 3:03.30.  DeWispelare added a third place finish in the mile run (5:15.08) followed by Sughroue (5:16.04) in fourth and Kelsey Christensen (JR, Seward, Neb.) took fifth (5:21.16).  Samantha Whyrick (SO, Crete, Neb.) placed eighth in the mile with a time of 5:36.65.  Christensen added a fourth place finish in the 3000m with a time of 10:43.22.

The 60m hurdles saw Bramhall earn an "A" qualifying mark with a time of 9.01 to place second.  Kalyn Brannagan (FR, Shelton, Neb.) finished third with a time of 9.26 and Blank was fourth with a time 9.32.  Lauren Baird (SR, Omaha, Neb.) placed eighth with a time of 9.56.

The 4x400m relay capped off the meet with a victory by posting a time of 4:00.11.  Running on the relay team was Sughroue, Wright, Schutt and Holtmeier.  The 4x800m relay team of Logan Sieck (FR, Martell, Neb.), Erin Dyas (JR, Table Rock, Neb.), Katie Drake and Hirsch placed fourth with a time of 9:54.06.

In the field events, Alyssa McDowell (SR, Trumbull, Neb.) won the high jump with a height of 1.64m (5-04.50).  DeVries took second and Janae Koester (SO, DuBois, Neb.) was third as both cleared 1.59m (5-02.50).  Blank finished sixth with a height of 1.54m (5-00.50) and Breanna Fye (SO, Crete, Neb.) placed eighth with a height of 1.49m (4-10.50).

Three Tigers placed in the pole vault led by Madison Wakefield (SR, Blair, Neb.) with a fifth place finish and vault of 3.33m (10-11.00).  Kayla Ambrose (JR, El Paso, Texas) and Macy Jones (FR, Geneva, Neb.) tied for eighth with a height of 3.18m (10-05.25).

Baird and DeVries placed in the long jump.  Baird hit a jump of 5.42m (17-09.50) to place fifth and DeVries placed eighth with a mark of 5.36m (17-07.00).  Blank took second in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 11.27m (36-11.75).  Sloan Raskie (FR, Colorado Springs, Colo.) placed eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 10.79m (35-05.00).

Doane added three all-conference honors in the shot put.  Jessica Vogt (JR, North Platte, Neb.) took runner-up honors with a top throw of 14.20m (46-07.25).  Carly Henry (JR, Cozad, Neb.) was third with a mark of 14.01m (45-11.75) and Riley Johnson (SO, Arlington, Neb.) finished sixth with a throw of 13.46m (44-02.00).

Henry and Johnson added honors in the weight throw.  Henry placed fourth with a throw of 16.84m (55-03.00) and Johnson was sixth with a throw of 16.15m (53-00.00).  Karmen Lawver (SR, Dorchester, Neb.) placed seventh with a season-best throw of 16.05m (52-08.00).