Three Champs and Five All-MIAA Performers; Tiger Women Fourth at MIAA Championship


MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Fort Hays State women’s track and field team turned in an impressive performance to finish fourth at the MIAA Outdoor Championships (May 6-8). Estefania Lopez (javelin), Micki Krzesinski (10,000 meters), and Shea Bonine (5,000 meters) all claimed individual MIAA titles, and they joined Madison Wolf and Scout Wiebe as Fort Hays State’s five All-MIAA performers.

Fort Hays State scored 83.6 points as a team to finish fourth, the position it held after Saturday at the championships. The javelin once again was a treasure trove of points for the FHSU women, producing 28 of the team’s points.

For the second straight year, the Tigers swept the podium in the javelin with a 1-2-3 finish. Estefania Lopez set a new MIAA Championships record with a throw of 166 feet to claim her second straight MIAA title. Madison Wolf was second at 153 feet, 11 inches, and Scout Wiebe was third at 135 feet, 11 inches. All three earned All-MIAA honors by sweeping the top three spots. Shannon Toll scored four team points for the Tigers in the event by finishing fifth with a throw of 132 feet, 5 inches.

Micki Krzesinski generated 16 points for the Tigers by herself, earning two All-MIAA honors. She earned the individual conference title in the 10,000 meters with a time of 36:47.95 and then finished third in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:01.07.

Joining Krzesinski in distance events to account for 30 of Fort Hays State’s team points was Shea Bonine, who also earned an individual title. Bonine topped the 5,000 meter field with a time of 17:52.54 for All-MIAA status. She finished fifth in the 1,500 meters with a season-best time of 4:40.60.

Kelly Wycoff accumulated seven points for FHSU in sprinting events, but did so by taking down a 13-year old school record. She was fifth in the 400 meters with a time of 56.14 seconds, edging the old school record of 56.46 set by Leanna Grace in 2003. She was sixth in the 200 meters at 25.06 seconds, though she ran a season-best 24.66 in the prelims.

Rachael Monteil gained four points for the team with a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw at 163 feet, 7 inches. Courtney Geiger scored three points in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet, while Baja Robinson chipped in a point with a throw of 41 feet, 7 inches to finish eighth.

Sophie Dalmasso gave the Tigers three scorers in the 5,000 meters in a time of 18:17.85 to finish seventh. Kara Simmons was seventh in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.30. Both the 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay teams finished eighth.

Pittsburg State won the meet with 170 points. Lincoln was second at 138 points, and Central Missouri was third with 127.

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