Bulldogs Advance on First Day Of MVC Championship

first_imgDrake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)5. Caulin Graves, 6.908. Demetrius Shelton, 6.94 Saturday Results (PDF) Saturday Results (HTML) Long Jump15. Johnathan Osifuye, 22-7.25 #MVCTF CHAMPION! @reedfisch wins the title in the men’s 5k pic.twitter.com/AUo3sTcCgE— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) February 26, 2017 The 5,000 meters was one of just a handful of final events on Saturday with the bulk of the competition being preliminary heats. Five Bulldogs advanced through those preliminary rounds to Sunday’s finals. Pole Vault13. Erik Olson, 14-8 Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)15. Mariah Crawford, 7.7923. Ebele Okoye, 8.00 Story Links Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) was one of those to move through to Sunday as she posted the third-fastest 60-meter hurdle qualifying time of the day in 8.38, just one-hundreth of a second off of her personal best. However, the times ahead of her, set by Wichita State’s Nikki and Taylor Larch-Miller both bested the previous fastest times run by an MVC runner. 400 Meters (Prelims)7. Rai Ahmed-Green, 56.8620. Ebele Okoye, 59.81 5,000 Meters (Final)1. Reed Fischer, 14:21.4512. Kyle Brandt, 15:00.01 Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) finished sixth in the qualifying heats of the 400 meters in 49.24 to move on to Sunday’s final. 800 Meters (Prelims)13. George Webb, 1:56.8214. Cory Erickson, 1:58.1215. Alec Bognar, 1:58.31 800 Meters (Prelims)10. Meghan Kearney, 2:18.5716. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:22.37 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Drake University senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) added another laurel to his decorated career with a Missouri Valley Conference championship in the men’s 5,000 meters during the first day of the MVC Championship Saturday, Feb. 25. Fischer, who earlier this season set the school record in the event, bested the field by nearly five seconds to win in 14:21.45 without being challenged at any point during the race. The title is the first for Fischer on the track after claiming the MVC cross country title in the fall. Fischer’s teammate, Chris Kaminski (New Lenox, Ill.) set a blistering pace to open up the race for Fischer. 200 Meters (Prelims)10. Caulin Graves, 22.1813. Bas Van Leersum, 22.3220. Demetrius Shelton, 22.82center_img MVC ChampionshipCedar Falls, Iowa – UNI DomeFeb. 25, 2017 Mile (Prelim)13. Chris Kaminski, 4:27.69  Print Friendly Version 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)11. Hudson Priebe, 8.3413. Dominic Lombardi, 8.42 400 Meters (Prelims)6. Bas Van Leersum, 49.2418. Malik Metiver, 50.3620. Blair Barrow, 51.6221. Dominic Lombardi, 51.7123. Hudson Priebe, 52.55 Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) also advanced for the women’s team with the seventh-fastest time in the 400 meters at 56.86. “Last year I had to take it out myself and paid for it and finished second. We were trying to mix that up and take it out hard and see if I could hang on,” Fischer said. “It feels good. Getting that first title in cross country was a weight off the shoulders, but at the same time puts a heavier burden on you because everyone is aiming for you.” The Bulldogs return to the UNI Dome oval for the final day of the MVC Championship at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. 200 Meters (Prelims)10. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.2112. Mary Young, 25.3114. Mariah Crawford, 25.4622. Ebele Okoye, 26.07 The 5,000-meter title is the fourth for the Bulldogs in the past six seasons and Fischer will try to add to his title haul on Saturday in the 3,000 meters. Distance Medley Relay4. Cole, Coombe, Giuliano, Garcia, 12:17.98 The men’s team had two competitors advance in the 60 meters with freshman Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) dropping a huge personal best with a time of 6.90, beating his previous personal best time by more than one-tenth of a second, to finish fifth in the qualifying heats. Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) was eighth in 6.94. 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)3. Mary Young, 8.3813. Victoria Coombe, 8.84 Long Jump9. Taryn Rolle, 18-4.59. Brittani Griesbaum, 18-4.5 Distance Medley Relay7. Cozine, Priebe, Lechleitner, Yeager, 10:33.63last_img read more