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CEDAR FALLS — Brette Correy isn’t typically a front-runner. She even laughs at the notion.

Sunday, Correy was a front-runner.

After taking the lead on the first lap, it was a wire-to-wire victory in the 800 for the senior from Epworth at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at the UNI-Dome.

The victory was her second in as many days as she also anchored the Panther distance medley relay team to victory Saturday night.

“Yeah, I’m such a back runner ... usually,” laughed Correy. “I like the honest races. I like to show grit. I’m a firm believer if you go out and put it all out there you’re going to get what you want.”

Correy, who came in with the top qualifying time, had to show grit in her victory. Indiana State’s Hattie Plumb placed herself right over Correy’s right shoulder for the final three laps, seemingly waiting to make a move on the bell lap. But Correy never let her pass.

“On the video board I could see who was behind me,” Correy said. “I was just trusting my 200 kick and knew if I laid it all out there it was going to come through.”

Correy, who took second in the MVC indoor 800 in 2016 before taking last indoor season off, has been battling a hamstring injury much of the season.

“Kind of need your hamstring when you are half sprinter, half long distance runner,” Correy said. “But to cap it off like this, I couldn’t ask for much more.”

Correy’s big weekend also included a fourth in the 4x400, and she was named the Elite 17 Award winner, which is given to the athlete with the highest GPA of the championships.

The Northern Iowa women finished third behind Illinois State and Indiana State in the team race with 103.5 points.

Freshman Lauren Beauchamp captured the women’s pole vault, UNI’s first win in that event since 2003.

The St. Charles, Mo., native had never cleared 12 feet in high school, but she did it three times Sunday. She nailed 12-4 before missing three tries at 12-6.

Beauchamp was all smiles afterward.

“I really just wanted to PR and I did that and then I just had fun. It worked out,” Beauchamp said. “It was nice to be at home so I just tried to jump like I do in practice.”

In the high jump, the Panthers saw Marian Gonzalez and Kassidy Sharp finish second and third, and Tiffany Christensen took third in the mile.

“The women were great all weekend long. They took advantage of opportunities,” UNI head coach Dave Paulsen said. “Lauren Beauchamp had been looking good in practice and kind of came out of nowhere to win that pole vault. That is awesome when that stuff happens.”

The Panther men had several outstanding performances.

Junior Austin Heitland took fourth in the heptathlon with 4,927 points, running the fastest 1,000 (2:47.60).

Cole Phillips was fourth in the 60 hurdles, and freshman Isaiah Trousil was fourth in the 60. Jordan Pingel was third in the 800.

Evan Long was third and Jacob Smith fourth in the 400. Long, Smith, Jojo Frost and Sven Van Den Bergh teamed to finish second in the 4x400.

The Panthers also had four scorers in the shot put led by Darius King in fourth.

UNI was fourth overall with 86 points, while Illinois State also won the men’s division with 182 points.

“The guys competed well. We talked coming in that the compete had to be high and it was,” Paulsen said. “We had a lot of good performances, had a lot of all-conference honors.”

Results

Women

TEAM STANDINGS — 1. Illinois State 174, 2. Indiana State 139, 3. Northern Iowa 103.5, 4. Southern Illinois 90, 5. Missouri State 62, 6. Loyola 47, 7. Drake 29.5, 8. Bradley 17, 9. Evansville 1.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1. Daijha Heron (MSU), 41-7 1/4, 2. Jamilah James (MSU), 41-3 3/4, 3. Kezia Martin (SIU), 40-11 3/4.

SHOT PUT — 1. Brandy Thomas (Ill. St.), 49-9, 2. Cassaundra Roper (Ind. St.), 48-7 1/2, 3. Aveun Moore (SIU), 48-3 1/4.

HIGH JUMP — 1. Tessa Holland (Ill. St.), 5-7 3/4, 2. Maria Gonzalez (UNI), 5-6 1/2, 3. Kassidy Sharp (UNI), 5-6 1/2. 6. Marissa Ward (UNI), 5-5 1/4. 8. Brooke Lorenz (UNI), 5-4 1/4.

POLE VAULT — 1. Lauren Beauchamp (UNI), 12-4, 2. Ariana Cranston (Ill. St.), 12-2, 3. Emily Brady (Ind. St.), 12-0.

MILE RUN — 1. Cassie Bloch (Loyola), 4:48.64, 2. Grace Beattie (Ill. St.), 4:50.53, 3. Tiffany Christensen (UNI), 4:53.37.

60 HURDLES — 1. Demetria Anderson (Ill. St.), 8.33, 2. Mary Young (Drake), 8.34, 3. Patrycja Dziekonska (Ind. St.), 8.55.

400 — 1. Shafiqua Maloney (SIU), 55.05, 2. Ashleigh Wilson (Ill. St.), 55.50, 3. Oschtisha Jackson (Ind. St.), 56.31. 7. Madisen Irmen (UNI), 57.10.

60 METERS — 1. D’Jenne Egharevba (Ill. St.), 7.335, 2. DeAndra Greer (Ind. St.), 7.46, 3. Mystique Thompson (SIU), 7.47.

800 — 1. Brette Correy (UNI), 2:09.82, 2. Hattie Plumb (Ind. St.), 2:10.49, 3. Imani Davis (Ind. St.), 2:11.12, 5. Lyndsie Schinkel (UNI), 2:12.43, 8. Diana Slight (UNI), 2:15.83.

200 — 1. Egharevba (Ill. St.), 23.78, 2. Ty’Juana Eason (SIU), 24.24, 3. Maloney (SIU), 24.38. 6. Maddie Bell (UNI), 24.77.

3,000 — 1. Taylor Austin (Ind. St.), 9:23.50, 2. Lindsey Brewis (Loyola), 9:37.97, 3. Bailee Cofer (Drake), 9:52.74. 5. McKayla Cole (UNI), 9:56.56, 8. Christensen (UNI), 10:01.59.

4x400 — 1. Southern Illinois, 3 43.35, 2. Illinois State, 3:43.66, 3. Indiana State, 3:46.90, 4. Northern Iowa (Maddie Bell, Irmen, Correy, Jolissa Kriegel), 3:51.90

Men

TEAM STANDINGS — 1. Illinois State 182, 2. Indiana State 112, 3. Southern Illinois 105, 4. Northern Iowa 86, 5. Bradley 78, 6. Drake 58, 7. Loyola 31, 8. Valparaiso 11.

HEPTATHLON — 1. James Brandenburg (Ill. St), 5,207, 2. Matthew Bigelow (SIU), 5,140, 3. Jordan Wilkerson (Ill. St.), 5,047, 4. Austin Heitland (UNI), 4,927. 7. Michael Santi (UNI), 4,444.

TRIPLE JUMP — 1. Marcellus Fletcher (SIU), 50-2 3/4, 2. Gino Brown (Ind. St.), 48-6 1/4, 3. Dearis Herron (Ind. St.), 47-0 1/4, 6. Martavian Borseth (UNI), 46-2 3/4.

SHOT PUT — 1. Adam Kessler (SIU), 62-9 1/, 2. Jared Kern (SIU), 62-1, 3. Ricky Hurley (SIU), 60-4 1/2, 4. Darius King (UNI), 59-7 1/2, 5. Keegan Tritle (UNI), 59-3, 6. Isaac Holtz (UNI), 58-2, 8. William Blaser (UNI), 57-2 3/4.

HIGH JUMP — 1. Jaime Murtagh (Ind. St.), 7-0 1/4, 2. Anthony McRoberts (Ill. St), 6-11, 3. Tyler Owen (Ind. St.), 6-9 3/4. 6. Cameron Cantrall (UNI), 6-7 1/2.

MILE RUN — 1. Daniel Gagne (Bradley), 4:23.75, 2. Jack Antsey (Ill. St.), 4:24.02, 3. Kevin Kelly (Drake), 4:24.27. 9. Ben Ahlrichs (UNI), 4:26.91.

60 HURDLES — 1. Jaylan McConico (Ill St.), 7.64, 2. Kentre Patterson (Ill. St.), 3. Daley Carter (Ind. St.), 7.80, 4. Cole Phillips (UNI), 8.09.

400 — 1. Anderson Devonish (Ill. St.), 47.5, 2. Warren Hazel (SIU), 47.61, 3. Evan Long (UNI), 48.3, 4. Jacob Smith (UNI), 48.30, 5. JoJo Frost (UNI), 48.54, 7. Sven Van Den Bergh (UNI), 48.84, 8. Corey Hertz (UNI), 51.01.

60 — 1. Derrius Rodgers (Ill. St.), 6.65, 2. Scott Schreiber (Ind. St.), 6.81, 3. Deonne Witherspoon (Drake), 6.86, 4. Isaiah Trousil (UNI), 6.86.

800 — 1. J.D. Lafayette (Ill. St.), 1:55.14, 2. Alec Hartman (Bradley), 1:55.15, 3. Jordan Pingel (UNI), 1:55.64.

200 — 1. Devonish (Ill. St.), 21.34, 2. Rodgers (Ill. St), 21.37, 3. Tristan Parmle (Ind. St.), 21.49. 5. Smith (UNI), 21.96. 7. Frost (UNI), 22.17.

3,000 — 1. Michael Ward (Bradley), 8:17.31, 2. Josh Maier (SIU), 8:18.57, 3. Taylor Floyd-Mews (Bradley), 8:20.31.

4x400 — 1. Illinois State, 3:13.91, 2. Northern Iowa (Van Den Bergh, Frost, Smith, Long), 3:14.18, 3. Loyola, 3:15.03.

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