COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
U-MARY'S ZEIS SHINES IN DEBUT
Competing for the first time during the indoor season, the University of Mary's Alexis Zeis won the 3,000-meter run at the Bison Open on Saturday in Fargo.
Zeis, a senior from Bismarck, posted the best time in NCAA Division II this season, 9:36.74. She won the race by 22 seconds.
In the 1,600 relay,U-Mary's Julia Hammerschmidt, Nicolyn Brown, Tonie-Ann Pandohie and Nelecia Richards ran the second-best D-II time this season in a winning mark of 3:47.92.
The U-Mary women had two other national-qualifying performances.
D'Andra Morris took first and qualified in the triple jump, going 38 feet, 4 inches. She made it a double by also claiming the long jump (17-5).
In the 800, Taylor Heskin crossed second in 2:15.38.
Davis (60, 7.79) and Pandohie (60 hurdles, 8.7) added wins individually.
So did Abbey Zastrow in the 200 (26.18). She added a third-place finish in the 400 (58.31).
Jaiden Schuette crossed second in the mile (5:03.87), while Kaycie Stewart's 17-4 in the long jump also was good for runner-up honors.
The U-Mary men registered five firsts on the day.
Derek Myers won the 3,000 and set a school record of 8:28.5. His time was 12 seconds better than anybody else.
Luxon Glor added another win to his ledger, this time in the 200 (22.18). He also took second in the long jump (23-2).
Jovin Marceau posted the top time in the 60 hurdles (8.32).
Triple-jumper Tyrell Rosencranz went 46-9 to win. Shenley Allen and Beau Nutting were second and third.
Sam Mackendanz had another strong high jump, clearing 6-5 for second.
The Marauders return to action on Feb. 9-10 at the South Dakota State Classic in Vermillion.