From Racer Athletics...
The Murray State women's track & field team posted their seventh title win in the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Roy Stewart Stadium/Marshall Gage Track in Murray, Kentucky.
The host Racers took control in day two and sped away from the field on the final day of competition with five total individual championships over three days, including a sweep in the Heptathlon and 100m. The Racers also had six runner-up finishes including one in the final challenge of the event in the 4x400m relay. The Racers produced 15 PR's on their way to the championship.
MSU's outdoor title is the second under head coach Adam Kiesler after the Racers won the title in 2019. MSU's history of wins in the outdoor championship have come in 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1992, 2019 and now 2022.
Kiesler was named OVC Coach of the Year as the Racers posted an amazing team score of 199 points. Southeast Missouri was in second place (156.5), while Belmont (150.5) placed third.
MSU Individual Champions
Jenna Pauly - Heptathlon
Rachel Hagans – 100 meters
Rachel Hagans – Long Jump
Amirr Evans – 800 meters
4x100 relay – Hannah Malone, Teliyah James, Jakayla McSwain, Rachel Hagans.
MSU Second Place Finishes
Meghan Fletcher – Heptathlon
Brook Misukonis – Pole Vault
Kayla Bell – 400 meters
Teliyah James – 100 meters
Hannah Malone – 200 meters
4x400 relay - Maria Bangala, LaMiah Campbell, JaKayla McSwain, Kayla Bell
Malone placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 23.96.
Amyah Davis placed third in the 400 meters hurdles on a time of 1:02.47.
The Racers won the 4x100 relay with a time of 45.20.
Amirr Evans was the champion of the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.
MSU Third Place Finishes
Anna Vollet – Heptathlon.
Anna Vollet – Long Jump.
Jenna Pauly – Pole Vault
Dani Wright – 3000 meters Steeplechase
Jakayla McSwain – 400 meters
Hannah Malone – 100 meters
Amyah Davis – 400m meters hurdles