Ortiz Breaks School Record at Simpson’s Kip Janvrin Open

Apr 29, 2016

INDIANOLA, Iowa – Junior Fabiola Ortiz shattered her school record in the 3000m Steeplechase by over eight seconds in placing runner-up at Simpson’s Kip Janvrin Open. Meanwhile, a pair of sprint relays competed at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kip Janvrin Open
No team scores were kept in a meet that featured teams from all divisions, most were partial teams split between the Drake Relays and the Kip Janvrin Open.

Ortiz finished second to a senior from Division I’s North Dakota State as her time of 11:21.05 now leads the Iowa Conference by over six seconds and ranks 41st nationally.

Tanasha Atwater won her fifth straight outdoor shot put title with a toss of 14.14m/46-4.74 and placed seventh, albeit the top Division III finisher, in the hammer throw (50.21m/164-9).

Senior Alexis Higgins was the top DIII finisher after placing fourth in her second high jump of the season (1.60m/5-3).

Drake Relays
The women’s 4x100m relay team of Brittany Burks, Candace Enis, MichelleAnn Sanchez, and Amanda Zbilski placed 34th with a time of 50.74 and the 4x200m relay squad of Burks, Enis, Katrina Pagel, and Aleyha Slatter (1:46.39) finished 13th.

The Spartans head to the Loras Twilight meet next Friday, May 6.

Top UD Finishers
4x100m – None
4x400m – 5th Solis, Slatter, Bethea, Kinateder (4:33.42)
100m – 31st Litman (13.72)
100m H – 20th Solis (15.80)
200m - None
400m – None
400m H – 11th Solis (1:05.36)
800m – 33rd Kinateder (2:32.86)
1500m – 19th Wenthold (4:54.67)
3000m Steeplechase – 2nd Ortiz (11:21.05) Top D3
5000m – None

LJ – 32nd Helgemoe (4.03m/13-2.75)
TJ – 24th Helgemoe (8.86m/29-1)
PV – None
HJ – 4th Higgins (1.60m/5-3) Top D3
Javelin – 4th Willis (35.14m/115-3)
SP – 1st Atwater (14.14m/46-4.75)
HT – 7th Atwater (50.21m/164-9) Top D3
DT – 11th Lane (36.65m/120-3)