OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- After outstanding performances at the Hilltop Invitational on Saturday, Mount Mercy senior Larissa Wilden swept the league awards this week, earning Midwest Collegiate Conference Women's Track and Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors for Feb. 4.
Wilden, who already shared the NAIA's top mark in the high jump this season, is now alone at the top after a school record leap of 5'-7 3/4" at Cornell's Small Multi-Sport Center. On the track, she won the 60 meter hurdles in :09.12, a personal best and an NAIA provisional qualifying mark that put her 13th in the nation. Wilden also finished third in the 200 meter dash in :27.59.
Three other Mustangs won events at Cornell on Saturday. Senior Jenna Higgins claimed the 200 meters with a time of :26.06. Senior Mwale Kapande finished first in the long jump with a leap of 17'-1 1/4" while freshman Maryann Dike won the 60 meter dash in :07.91. Freshman Liz Mosbach was runner-up in the 800 meter run (2:24.77) and freshman Allison Scott placed fourth in the 800 meter run (2:26.96).
Three Mustang relay teams also finished in the top three at Cornell. The women's 4x400 meter relay team of freshmen Kayley Keller, Dike and Justine Jensen and Higgins won their event in 4:15.28. Scott, senior Shelby Daisy, freshman Regan Enfield and Mosbach were second in the distance medley relay in 13:43.27.
On the men's side, sophomore Tyler Hartley, junior David Carbajal and seniors Blake Campbell and Andre Moodie finished third in the distance medley relay with a time of 11:19.53. Hartley also placed fifth in the 800 meters (2:01.67) and Moodie was fifth in the 400 meter run (:52.32).
The Mustangs have a big weekend coming up. The MCC Indoor Track & Field Championships are Saturday in Sterling, Ill.