NORMAL, Ill. — The University of Northern Iowa men’s and women’s track teams each finished second at the Illinois State Invite this weekend.
During Saturday’s men’s session, UNI’s Kyler Yodts won the hammer throw (61.77 meters). Darius King took first in the shot put (19.35) and Thomas Yezek won the discus with a personal record (55.29).
During Friday’s women’s session, UNI’s Taylor Raines won the 100 with personal best time of 11.6. Mia Rampton also recorded her personal-best performance en route to victory in the 3,000 steeplechase in 11:26.9. Aleenah Marcucci won the 100 hurdles in 13.6 before posting a personal-best leap to place second in the long jump at 5.93 meters.
Love breaks mark
Former Waterloo West star Deyton Love, now a freshman at Wartburg College, broke a school record in the 110-meter hurdles winning in 14.44 during the Wartburg Outdoor Friday at Walston-Hoover Stadium.
Fellow sprinters Dallas Wright and Derrick Smith also made their marks on the Wartburg outdoor record book. Wright won the 400-meter dash with the second-best time at Wartburg at 47.39, while Smith’s 200-meter dash time of 21.64 is the third-fastest in Wartburg history.