Shot Put Highlights Day One of A-R-C Championships for UD

Feb 28, 2020

DECORAH, Iowa – The University of Dubuque track and field team wrapped up day one of the American Rivers Conference Championships Friday night, with one winner and 10 place winners in total. 

Tyler Fowler began the day for the Spartan men in the heptathlon, sitting in seventh place through four events, with the final three events on Saturday morning. 

Clayton Hahn and Zachary Naatz got the scoring started early for the UD men, as they took first and second in the shot put, respectively. Hahn’s best throw came on the first throw of the finals, marking at 51-01.50, while Naatz posted a best toss of 50-04.50.

In the long jump, Maurice Cushion-Lewis and Rei’Shaun Spires combined for five team points as Cushion-Lewis jumped 22-00.75 to earn a fifth place finish and Spires jumped 21-04.25 to finish eighth. In the final, final on Friday night, the UD men’s distance medley relay team completed the relay in 10:24.71 to grab five team points with the fourth place finish. 

Jenna Heimark kicked off the championships for the UD women in the pole vault, where she posted a fourth place finish with a top vault of 10-04.25. Freshman Alexys tacked on two extra team points for the Spartans with her seventh place finish at a mark of 9-06.50

The trio of Kayla Slowick, Caroline Ferguson and Ellie Lamb combined for 13 team points. Slowick grabbed a third place finish (44-05.25), Ferfuson a fifth (43-05.00), while Lamb rounded out the group in seventh (41-07.25). In the long jump finals, Demetria Johnson saved her best jump for last, jumping 16-05.25 on her sixth and final jump to grab a seventh place finish. 

After five events scored on Friday, the UD men sit in third with 2 team points, while the women are in fifth with 21 points. 

Qualifiers for Saturday’s Finals
55m Dash
Alison Beeman (7.13) and Ya’Mia Ailes-Primes (7.26)

55m Dash
Jeremiah Steed (6.62)

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Saturday’s Schedule (All events are finals)
10:00 a.m. - Heptathlon (60m hurdles, PV, 1000m) Men
10:00 a.m. - Weight Throw Men (Women at 1:00p)
10:00 a.m. - Triple Jump Women (Men at 12:30)
1:00 p.m. - High Jump Women (Men at 3:30p)
1:00 p.m. - Mile Run Women
1:20 p.m. - Mile Run Men
1:35 p.m. - 60-meter Dash Women
1:40 p.m. - 60-meter Dash Men
1:50 p.m. - 60-meter Hurdles Women
1:55 p.m. - 60-meter Hurdles Men
2:00 p.m. - 400-meter Dash Women
2:15 p.m. - 400-meter Dash Men
2:30 p.m. - 800-meter Run Women
2:45 p.m. - 800-meter Run Men
3:00 p.m. - 200-meter Dash Women
3:25 p.m. - 200-meter Dash Men
3:50 p.m. - 3,000-meter Run Women
4:15 p.m. - 3,000-meter Run Men
4:35 p.m. - 4x800-meter Relay Women
4:55 p.m. - 4x800-meter Relay Men
5:10 p.m. - 4x400-meter Relay Women
5:20 p.m. - 4x400-meter Relay Men