JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – The Raven Track & Field Program traveled to Illinois College on Friday and Saturday to compete in the annual Heart Indoor Track Championships, hosted this year by Grand View University.
As a team, they returned with a second place finish from the Raven Women, 21 All-Heart selections, three new school records, four event championships and a sixth place finish for the Raven Men.
Elise Buchman earned the championship in the Women's Mile in a time of 5:22.18 while Danner won the Men's Mile in a time of 4:22.99 to give Benedictine a sweep of the event. Lucy Leighton won the final event title for the Ravens as she took the championship in the Women's 3,000 Meter with a time of 10:38.83.
Danner's time in the men's mile was one of three new records set at this year's Championships. Meredith Pickert took third place in the 3,000 Meter Race Walk in a new school record time of 16:52.45 and in the process hit the NAIA "B" qualifying standard. Keishonda Rose set a new school record in the 200 Meter taking fifth place overall with a time of 26:36.
Jeremiah Connealy fourth in the Heptathlon with an event score of 4,265 points and in the process hit the NAIA "B" qualifying standard.
First team: Elise Buchman, Lucy Leighton; Second Team: Danica Shimkus, Megan Quigley, Keishonda Rose, Katie Weaver; Third Team: Meredith Pickert; Honorable Mention: Paige Case, Sydney Stephens, Sydney Moser, Maria Doyle, Alex Stenberg, Sarah Lucas.
60 meter hurdles: Irene Anderson, fifth place
60 meter dash: Keishonda Rose, seventh plsce
4x800 Meter Relay: Sydney Moser, Devaney Banks, Katie Weaver, Maria Doyle - sixth place
600 meter: Danica Shimkus, fourth place
1,000 Meter: Sydney Moser, sixth place
Mile: Buchman, first place; Lucy Leighton, second place
3,000 Meter Race Walk: Meredith Pickert, sixth place
200 Meter: Keishonda Rose, fifth place
3,000 Meters: Leighton, first place; Buchman, second place; Katherine Ross, fifth place
Distance Medlay: Paige Case, Sydney Stephens, Moser, Maria Doyle - fourth place
4x400 Meter: Megan Quigley, Weaver, Rose, Shimkus - second place
Pole Vault: Alex Stenberg, fourth place
Triple Jump: Sarah Lucas, fourth place; Catherine Boruch, fifth place; Cassie Helena, sixth place; Anderson, seventh place
5000 Meter: Joseph Barnes, sixth place
4x800 Meter: first place
1,000 Meter: Andrew Kaiser, fifth place
Mile: Danner, first place; Philip Davis, fifth place
400 Meter: Jerel Rawls, third place
3000 Meter Run: Elijah Green, eighth place
Distance Medley: Kaiser, Joseph Butler, Andrew Doyle, Davis - second place
4x400 Meter: Jeremiah Connealy, Schopp, Danner, Rawls - sixth place
High Jump: Connealy, t-seventh
Shot Put: Scott Brannan, sixth place
Heptathlon: Connealy, fourth place
The NAIA Indoor Track National Championships will be held in Johnson City, Tenn., and is scheduled to run March 2-4. The final indoor performance list will be posted by the NAIA on Feb. 20 with the final events, entries and institutional rosters released on Feb 24.