LoVan breaks pole vault record again, Mangold breaks through in 400 hurdles

Kateyln Mangold
Kateyln Mangold

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Audrey LoVan broke her own school record in the pole vault for the second week in a row to highlight the Simpson women's track and field team's performance at the 13th Kip Janvrin Open on Friday, April 27 at Buxton Stadium.

Meet Highlights
• Just days after crushing her own school record in the pole vault, LoVan set the mark again, clearing 10-feet, 8-inches to place sixth. The mark is good for second in the Iowa Conference and is two inches better than her previous best of 10-feet, 6-inches set Saturday, April 21.

• Freshman Katelyn Mangold lowered her time in the 400-meter hurdles again, running 1:06.08 to place seventh. Her new personal-best is currently No. 4 in the IIAC.

• The 4x400-meter relay team of Jaycie Owens, Mangold, Elizabeth Burgus and Katie Clarke ran a season-best 4:10.95 to place second behind Cornell. The time ranks seventh in the IIAC.

• Seniors Clarke and Burugs ran personal-bests in the 100 meters on Senior Day. Burugs ran 13.49 to place 28th and Clarke ran 13.52 to place 29th. Senior thrower Jackie Cullinan came in fifth in the javelin throw with a toss of 87-feet, 2-inches.

Meet Report
Top three finishers per event

100 meters
20. Mackenzie James, 13.23
25. Audrey LoVan, 13.42
28. Elizabeth Burgus, 13.49 | PR

200 meters
26. Mackenzie James, 27.18
32. Elizabeth Burgus, 27.70
39. Naomi Olsgaard, 28.75

400 meters
17. Jaycie Owens, 1:04.30
21. Naomi Olsgaard, 1:09.12 | PR

800 meters
27. Kate Derrick, 2:41.30

1500 meters
19. Emily Buchheit, 5:00.89 | PR
32. Lesley Roquet, 5:15.05

5000 meters
27. Courtney Neuendorf, 19:44.05
34. Ashlee Litterer, 20:18.70 | PR
42. Kaylee Willadsen, 22:02.65

100 hurdles
19. Sarah Sandage, 17.48 | PR

400 hurdles
7. Katelyn Mangold, 1:06.08 | PR | #4 IIAC

4x100 relay
3. Audrey LoVan, Katelyn Mangold, Katie Clarke, Mackenzie James, 51.83

4x400 relay
2. Jaycie Owens, Katelyn Mangold, Elizabeth Burgus, Katie Clarke, 4:10.95 | SB | #7 IIAC

High Jump
11. Kamryn Juni, 4-08.25

Pole Vault
6. Audrey LoVan, 10-08.00 | SR | #2 IIAC
12. Sarah Sandage, 7-08.50

Discus Throw
25. Jackie Cullinan, 94-01

Hammer Throw
25. Jackie Cullinan, 103-00

Javelin Throw
5. Jackie Cullinan, 87-02
13. Jamie Glanz, 59-02

Up Next
The Storm go to the Loras Twilight on Friday, May 4 for the final tune-up before the Iowa Conference Championships. The Twilight gets underway at 3:30 p.m. in Dubuque.