OSKALOOSA, Iowa – The Raven Track & Field team returned from the Heart Outdoor Championships on Saturday with two individual championships and three new records.
This year's annual Championship was hosted by William Penn University, and saw the Raven Women return with a fourth place finish while the Raven Men took seventh.
For the Raven Women, Lucy Leighton won the 5,000 meters in a time of 18:3.05 while Maddie Minneart and Cassie Helena set new three new records. Minneart set a new record in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.14 to take fourth place and she set her second record of the meet in the long jump with a mark of 5.35 meters to take third place. Helena recorded a jump of 10.54 meters in the triple jump to set a new record in that event.
For the Raven Men, John Danner won the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:03.70.
In addition to the new records and individual championship, Leighton took second place in the 1,500 meters while Alex Stenberg took third in the Pole Vault for the Raven Women.
Complete women's results are available at http://www.heartofamericaconference.com/d/2016-17/2017_Heart_Outdoor_Track_Results.pdf while complete men's results are available at http://www.heartofamericaconference.com/d/2016-17/2017_Heart_Outdoor_Track_Results.pdf
The Heart Championship concludes the season for most of the Ravens.
Leighton met the NAIA "A" standard in the Half Marathon the Lewis & Clarke Trail 1/2 Marathon in December had has qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Championships.
Rose reached the NAIA "B" standard in the 100 meters earlier this season but is currently ranked 34th in the NAIA in the event with 26 athletes currently reaching the NAIA "A" standard in the event. Last season, 27 runners qualified for the event for Nationals.
Connealy has also reached the NAIA standard in the Decathlon but is currently ranked 30th with the top 16 scores earning a qualification for Nationals.