Lovan breaks school record, takes second in pole vault

Jaycie Owens (left) and Katelyn Mangold (right)
Jaycie Owens (left) and Katelyn Mangold (right)

PELLA, Iowa -- Audrey LoVan posted a runner-up finish in the pole vault and Katelyn Mangold brought home all-conference honors in the 400 hurdles to lead the Simpson women at the 2018 Iowa Conference Outdoor Championships on Saturday.

LoVan cleared 10-feet, 10-inches in the pole vault to break her own school record for the third time this outdoor season. She hit the mark on her final attempt, giving her a second-straight all-conference finish after taking third place indoors.

Mangold held her qualifying position in the finals, taking third place after shaving nearly one second from Friday. She ran 1:03.97, improving her position as the third-fastest mark in school history.

Meet Report (top three finishers per event)
400 meters: 8. Elizabeth Burgus, 1:02.10
1500 meters: 12. Courtney Neuendorf, 5:03.64; 25. Audrey Klein, 5:28.43; 26. Kate Derrick, 5:31.98
5000 meters: 15. Courtney Neuendorf, 19:23.69
400 hurdles: 3. Katelyn Mangold, 1:03.97
4x100 relay: 6. Elizabeth Burgus, Katelyn Mangold, Katie Clarke, Mackenzie James, 51.65
4x400 relay: 8. Elizabeth Burgus, Katelyn Mangold, Jaycie Owens, Katie Clarke, 4:08.07
Pole vault: 2. Audrey LoVan, 10-10.00
Discus throw: 26. Jackie Cullinan, 89-09
Javelin throw: 15. Jackie Cullinan, 96-10; 21. Jamie Glanz, 81-00; 23. Kamryn Juni, 76-10