The Doane College women's track and field team claimed victory on Saturday evening in Lincoln at the 2013 Indoor Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Championships held at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Tiger women won for the third straight year and 23rd time in 24 championships. Doane posted 207.50 points with Dordt College earned runner-up honors with 115.50 points.
Athletes placing in the Top 8 of an event earned points for their teams as well as all-conference honors; the Doane women had 39.
With the championship opening in Crete at Doane College for the multi-events, the Tiger women posted four Top 8 finishes to earn 22 points. All four Tigers earned NAIA "A" standard marks, led by Jillian Ourada's second place finish with 3,621 points. Erin DeVries, Karissa Blank and Susan Rollman all posted personal-best marks as well.
When action moved to Lincoln, the Tigers turned to their 4x800m relay team to start the team scoring. Kelsey Christensen, Marissa Moore, Casarah Schutt and Lacey Wright combined for a winning time of 9:30.68, an "A" standard mark. The time was also a GPAC meet record.
Sandrae Farquharson broke the meet record in the 400m dash with a time of 56.31. Sydney Holtmeier added an "A" standard mark with a time of 58.17. Farquharson notched an "A" mark in the 200m dash with a time of 24.84.
Marissa Moore posted a "B" mark in the 1000m run with a winning time of 3:01.99. Christensen hit the "B" standard in the 3000m run with a time of 10:32.05 to place second.
Ourada and Laruen Baird added "B" standard times in the 60m hurdles. Ourada raced to a time of 9.15 with Baird notching a time of 9.30.
The 4x400m relay, the final event, saw the Tigers cap the evening with a winning time of 3:55.04, an "A" standard time. Running on the relay were Holtmeier, Ourada, Wright and Sughroue.
In the high jump, Alyssa McDowell placed second with a "B" standard mark of 5-03.75.
Three Tigers posted season best marks in the weight throw to earn points. Carly Henry had a toss of 56-04.75 with Ashton Henderson finishing with a top throw of 55-00.25, both "A" standard marks. Haley Mondt hit a "B" standard mark with a throw of 53-03.00.
Baird notched a "B" standard in the long jump with a leap of 17-09.50. In the triple jump, Allycia Myers had a season-best jump of 37-06.50, an "A" standard mark.
Madison Wakefield posted a mark of 11-07.00 in the pole vault, an "A" standard mark.
In the shot put, Henry posted a throw of 44-07.00 while Jessica Payne had a throw of 43-04.50. Both throws meet the NAIA "A" standard qualifying mark.
At the end of the evening, 17 Doane athletes placing inside the Top 8 had posted season-best marks.
Below is a list of Top 8 finishes by Tiger athletes.
|Jillian Ourada||pentathlon||2nd||3,621 pts|
|Erin DeVries||pentathlon||3rd||3,343 pts|
|Karissa Blank||pentathlon||4th||3,121 pts|
|Susan Rollman||pentathlon||6th||3,077 pts|
|Brianna Wardyn||5000m run||6th||19.20.46|
|Kelsey Christensen||4x800m relay||1st||9:30.68|
|Marissa Moore||4x800m relay|
|Casarah Schutt||4x800m relay|
|Lacey Wright||4x800m relay|
|Alyssa McDowell||high jump||2nd||5-03.75|
|Erin DeVries||high jump||4th||5-01.75|
|Janae Koester||high jump||7th||4-11.75|
|Carly Henry||weight throw||2nd||56-04.75|
|Ashton Henderson||weight throw||3rd||55-00.25|
|Haley Mondt||weight throw||4th||53-03.00|
|Karmen Lawver||weight throw||8th||49-05.00|
|Lauren Baird||long jump||2nd||17-09.50|
|Erin DeVries||long jump||4th||16-11.25|
|Karissa Blank||long jump||6th||16-09.25|
|Madison Wakefield||pole vault||2nd||11-07.00|
|Sara Lennemann||pole vault||t-8th||10-03.25|
|Sandrae Farquharson||400m dash||1st||56.31|
|Sydney Holtmeier||400m dash||4th||58.17|
|Jessa Sughroue||600m run||1st||1:35.24|
|Lacey Wright||600m run||4th||1:37.67|
|Casarah Schutt||600m run||5th||1:38.19|
|Jillian Ourada||60m hurdles||3rd||9.15|
|Lauren Baird||60m hurdles||5th||9.30|
|Sydney Holtmeier||60m hurdles||6th||9.41|
|Karissa Blank||60m hurdles||8th||9.74|
|Kalli Brannagan||60m dash||7th||7.99|
|Allycia Myers||triple jump||2nd||37-06.50|
|Raenecia Gordon||triple jump||4th||36-00.25|
|Sarah Genrich||triple jump||6th||35-02.00|
|Amy Kreikemeier||triple jump||8th||34-11.00|
|Carly Henry||shot put||6th||44-07.00|
|Jessica Payne||shot put||7th||43-04.50|
|Jessa Sughroue||800m run||4th||2:22.99|
|Marissa Moore||1000m run||1st||3:01.99|
|Sandrae Farquharson||200m dash||2nd||24.84|
|Kelsey Christensen||3000m ruan||2nd||10:32.05|
|Sydney Holtmeier||4x400m relay||1st||3:55.04|
|Jillian Ourada||4x400m relay|
|Lacey Wright||4x400m relay|
|Jessa Sughroue||4x400m relay|
|Fred Beile Classic|