CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Mount Mercy track & field teams opened the indoor season over the weekend at the Iowa State Holiday Preview Meet in Ames and the Viking Throws Fest hosted by Grand View in Des Moines.
Senior Jacqueline Kane and junior Shelby Daisy, along with junior Andre Moodie and sophomore David Carbajal, competed at Iowa State on Friday. Kane, an indoor national qualifier in the 600 meter run last year, reached the NAIA "B" qualifying standard in the event on Friday. She ran the 600-yard race in 1:28.89 to finish sixth. Based on the oversized track, that time allowed her to surpass the "B" standard of 1:29.61. She just missed the automatic qualifying standard of 1:28.60.
Daisy placed seventh in the one mile run on Friday with a time of 5:53.67. Moodie narrowly missed the NAIA "B" qualifying standard in the 600 yard run. His time of 1:13.78 was four-tenths of a second shy of the qualifying mark of 1:13.38 and was good for fifth place. Carbajal ran the mile in 4:55.31 for a ninth-place finish for the Mustangs.
Nikki Hotz, Kayla Hanson and Amaris Myers competed for Mount Mercy at the Viking Throws Fest. All three threw the shot put, with Hotz having a toss of 32'-1 1/2". Hanson's throw was 31'-10 3/4", while Myers came in at 30'-6 1/2". In the weight throw, Myers had a toss of 34'-4 3/4" and Hanson's best throw was 28'-3/4".
In about a month, the indoor season will be back in full swing with the Mustangs traveling to Dubuque for the Sol Butler Open on Saturday, Jan. 14.