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Simpson produces strong results at Dutch Athletics Classic

Emily Buchheit
Emily Buchheit

PELLA, Iowa -- In their first competition in over a month, the Storm women's track and field team finished third at the Dutch Athletics Classic on Saturday.

The Storm produced two first-place finishers at the event. Luci Swarthout crossed the finish in 1:08.18 to earn first in the 400-meters and Ashlee Litterer was first in the 3,000-meters with a time of 11:57.36.

Mackenzie James led the team in the 60-meter and 200-meter events. Audrey Klein (mile), Jamie Glanz (high jump) and Kia Noibi (long jump) all garnered third-place results in their respective events.

Madison Anderson paced Simpson in the throwing events. She tossed the shot put 24 feet, 11.75 inches and had a distance of 30 feet in the weight throw.

The Storm visit Lincoln, Neb. on Friday for the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational. The meet begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Devaney Center.

Meet Report
60 — 6. Mackenzie James, 8.32 | Sarah Nolting, 8.49
60 hurdles — 8. Sarah Nolting, 10.55 | Delefine Niyigena, 11.19
200 — 10. Mackenzie James, 29.11 | 12. Delefine Niyigena, 30.12
400 — 1. Luci Swarthout, 1:08.19 | 2. Jamie Glanz, 1:08.96 | 3. Sophie Hall, 1:09.12
Mile — 3. Audrey Klein, 5:51.40
3000 — 1. Ashlee Litterer, 11:57.36 | 4. Kaylee Willadsen, 12:10.27
High jump — 3. Jamie Glanz, 4-09 | 5. Kamryn Juni, 4-07
Pole vault — 4. Sarah Sandage, 7-06.50
Long jump — 3. Kia Noibi, 15-06.25 | 7. Katelyn Mangold, 14-05.75
Shot put — Madison Anderson, 24-11.75
Weight throw — Madison Anderson, 30-0