The 13 individuals honored by the UMAC helped the Cougar women’s track & field team claim their third consecutive outdoor title.
ST. PAUL, Minn.– The University of Minnesota Morris women’s track & field team had 13 members take home All-UMAC honors on Tuesday. All-UMAC honors went to those finishing in the top two of an individual event or with a victory in a relay race.
The Cougars had a pair of winning relay races. The 4 x 100 Meter Relay team of Olivia Salzwedel, Jenna Benson, Jasmine Terry, and Lydia Gross crossed the line with a time of 52.31 seconds to win comfortably. Salzwedel also finished second in the 100 Meter Dash with a wind-aided time of 12.46 seconds in the final. Terry was All-UMAC in the high jump in addition to the relay, tying for second in the high jump by clearing a height of 4-10.25 (1.48 meters).
The other relay victory came in the 4 x 800. In that race, Kaitlyn Ladwig, McKenna Langerud, Ilsa Hoaglund, and Briahna Hensel won going away, crossing the line more than nine seconds ahead of second place with a time of 10:20.26.
In individual events, Hailey Gill was All-UMAC with victories in the shot put (41-6.50, 12.66 meters), discus (123-4, 37.60 meters), and hammer throw (146-9, 44.74 meters). The other victory for the Cougars came from McKenzie Newton in the javelin with a distance of 117-9 (35.89 meters).
Minnesota Morris also had a few runner-up finishes to earn All-UMAC recognition. Jenica Moes was the second-place finisher in the discus (112-2, 34.19 meters) and javelin (117-0, 35.66 meters). In the triple jump, Kim Peters came in second with a leap of 31-7.25 (9.63 meters). Finally, Maggie Landwer took second in the pole vault by clearing the bar at 7-10.50 (2.40 meters).
The UMAC also recognizes one member of each team with a Sportsmanship Award. This year’s honoree from Minnesota Morris is Hailey Gill.
Behind the contributions of these individuals and many others, Minnesota Morris took home its third consecutive UMAC outdoor title on Saturday.
Minnesota Morris continues its season on Friday with a trip to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the Eagle Open beginning at 3 p.m.