Mules and Jennies track competes in Iowa State Classic

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(AMES, Iowa) – A pair of Mules freshmen had some of the best performances of the day for Central Missouri, as both men’s and women’s track & field programs competed at the Iowa State Classic.
Freshman Kellin Loch earned a second-place result in the 800-meter run, finishing in 1:52.97. Loch’s time goes down as the 11th best in Division II this season.
Classmate Cole Phillips finished second in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 15′ 9.25″. His performance earned him a provisional mark. He is placed 20th in the nation, and sixth in the conference.
For the Jennies, multi-event athlete Zoe Sharplin competed in three events, but her best work was done in the 60-meter hurdles. Sharplin qualified for Saturday’s final with an 8.70, earning a provisional mark while placing herself 14th on the Division II performance list. She also set a personal best in the 60-meter dash (7.98), but did not qualify for the finals, and placed eighth in the long jump.
Pole vaulter Rachel Mincemeyer also set a new personal record, clearing 10′ 8.25″ while placing ninth. Two Mules also set new high marks at Iowa State, as distance runner Tyler Stuber placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run with a 14:50.76, and Ross Lorber finished the 800-meter run in 1:56.51.
The Mules and Jennies will continue competition tomorrow, beginning at 11 a.m.