IOWA CITY — Senior Brandon Carnes shattered the University of Northern Iowa and Missouri Valley Conference records in the 100 meters for one of three Panther school records Saturday night at the University of Iowa’s Musco Twilight track and field meet.
Carnes clocked 10.06 for the fastest time in the NCAA’s West Region this season and the fifth-best performance in the country. He added another UNI mark in the 200 with a 20.50 that set a meet record and ranks among the top 15 times nationally.
Sarah Pate recorded the Panthers’ third school record of the day by throwing the hammer 203 feet, 6 inches. That mark ranks second in the Valley and 26th in the West Region.
Other UNI highlights included a win by Rose Gamamou in the 100 in her first collegiate race (12.46), Bo Hjelle’s win in the men’s 800 (1:53.90), Cade Kirkpatrick’s victory in the 110 hurdles (14.95), Jacob Smith’s 400 hurdles effort of 51.68 that leads the Valley and ranks 21st in the West Region, C.J. May’s win in the 3,000 steeplechase (9:22.84) and a victory in the women’s 4x400 relay by the group of Jasmine Blue, Maddie Bell, Maddie Irmen and Lindsey Kite (3:44.95).
Among the Panthers who were runners-up Saturday were Kayla Lawrence in the 100, Kite in the 800 and Charles Brown in the triple jump.
COLUMBUS GOES 1-2: Waterloo Columbus lost a pair of close games to highly ranked opponents and went 1-2 at the Iowa City Regina boys’ soccer tournament Saturday.
The sixth-ranked Sailors played top-ranked Dyersville Beckman to a scoreless tie in regulation, but the Blazers pulled out a 1-0 overtime win.
Columbus bounced back to blank Bellevue Marquette 4-0. Luke Pranger, Ray Seidel, Alex Rhomberg and Noah Lumpa tallied goals while Connor Martin and Nga Reh contributed assists.
Second-ranked Regina then edged the Sailors 2-1. The Regals scored first, but Jacob Schons got Columbus even early in the second half. Regina scored the winner with five minutes to play.