NORMAL, Ill. — Wichita State’s women were first and the men were second at the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Track and Field Meet Sunday. Nikki Larch-Miller was named the Most Outstanding Track Athlete and Head Coach Steve Rainbolt was named Women’s Coach-of-the-Year.
The women’s team out-distanced second-place Indiana State, 179-149, while the men finished second behind the SIU, 159-143.
WSU’s women’s 4×100 relay team broke its own school record with a time of 45:23 and Nikki Larch-Miller won the 100 meter hurdles in record time Sunday at the Missouri Valley Conference Track and Field Championship.
In the 100 hurdles, Nikki Larch-Miller broke the MVC All-Time record, MVC Meet record, and ISU Facility record. Nikki Larch-Miller won with a time of 13.08. Her sister Taylor Larch-Miller took second with a time of 13.21. Both were personal bests and Nikki’s time re-claimed the WSU school record from her sister.
Shanice Andrews, Deja Young, Nikki and Taylor Larch-Miller broke their school record with a time of 45:23 in the 4×100 meter relay.
TF: WSU sweeps the 3000m Steeplechase and Women’s High Jump Saturday
NORMAL, Ill. — Wichita State swept the men’s and women’s steeplechase and the women’s high jump Saturday at the Missouri Valley Conference Track and Field Championship.
In the team effort, WSU’s men led, 55-26, over Drake after Day 2, while the Shocker women trailed SIU, 86-75. UNI had 23 points on the men’s side for third, while Indiana State had 44 points on the women’s side for third.
Sidney Hirsch won the 3000-meter steeplechase on the women’s side with a 10:30.27, a mark that set her personal best and also the fourth-best time in Shocker history.
In the men’s steeplechase, the Shockers took the top two spots with Ugis Jocis’ time of 9:13.50 and Kyle Larkin’s time of 9:16.45.
In the women’s high jump, Breanne Borman, Ashley Peterson and Haley Griffin took the top three spots with heights of 5-feet, 7-inches.
In other women’s action, Taylor Swanson finished third in the women’s pole vault with a height of 13-feet, 1/4 inch. In the long jump, Taylor Larch-Miller finished second by 1/4 inch with a distance of 20-1.5.
On the men’s side, Austin Chippeaux was third in the high jump with a height of 6-8.