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AMES, Iowa -- Four school records fell and senior Andre Moodie qualified provisionally for the NAIA national meet in the 800 meter run as the Mount Mercy men's and women's track & field teams competed at the ISU Open on Friday and Saturday.
Moodie, already a provisional qualifier in the 600 meter run, met the NAIA's "B" qualifying standard in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.11. That shattered the school record formerly held by his coach Ryan Scheckel, set during the 2000 indoor season. It's also the second-best time in the Midwest Collegiate Conference this season.
Moodie joined senior Blake Campbell, junior David Carbajal and sophomore Tyler Hartley to break the school record in the distance medley relay. Their time of 10:46.56 ranks second in the MCC and beat a two-year-old mark held by current Mustang TJ Mosbach and former standouts Cody Robertson, Mike Clarke and Mike Miroux.
Campbell, Hartley, Carbajal and Moodie set a school mark in the 4x400 meter relay as well, finishing in 3:31.90. That's also good for fourth place in the conference so far during the indoor season. Individually, Mosbach claimed the school record in the mile (4:34.91). That's third in the MCC, and so was Hartley's time of 9:28.35 in the 3,000 meter run.
On the women's side, Mount Mercy put up the fastest time in the MCC this season, crossing the finish line in 4:12.88. The women's distance medley relay squad ran 13:35.58, which is second in the conference.
Senior Mwale Kapande was runner-up in the long jump at Iowa State. Her leap of 17'-11 1/2" is second-best in the MCC this season and is tied for third on Mount Mercy's top-10 list. The NAIA national meet qualifier already has the top jump in the MCC (18'-1 3/4") and ranks eighth nationally.
Also at Iowa State, senior Larissa Wilden also posted the second-best time in the MCC in the 200 meters (:27.86). Likewise for junior Anne Bruno in the 3,000 meters (11:17.94) and freshman Liz Mosbach in the 600 meters (1:42.41).
Next up for the Mustangs will be the Cornell Invitational on Saturday at the Small Multi-Events Center in Mount Vernon.