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Trio of second-place performers pace Storm at Central Invite

Kaylee Willadsen
Kaylee Willadsen

PELLA, Iowa -- The Simpson women's track and field team wrapped up the Central Invitational on Saturday that spanned two days of competition. The Storm had a trio of runners that combined to score 24 of the team's 58 points.

Abby Loecke, Audrey Klein and Kaylee Willadsen paced the squad with second-place marks in their respective events. Loecke ran a blistering 2:27.73 in the 800 meters and Klein came in at 5:00.38 in the 1,500 meters. In the long distance event, Willadsen competed in the 10,000 meters and tallied a time of 44:42.48.

Kia Noibi had a time of 16.63 in the 100-meter hurdles for fifth place.

Kamryn Juni had a height of 1.52 meters in the high jump for third and Kia Noibi leaped 4.86 meters in the long jump for fourth.

The quartet of Cat Lucht, Kyli Orr, Klein and Loecke raced to fourth in the 4x400-meter relay.

Simpson will return to action in the Blue Oval Invitational at Drake University on April 12-13.

Meet Report
100 — 9. MacKenzie James, 13.17 | 12. Sarah Nolting, 13.50
200 — 13. MacKenzie James, 27.05 | 19. Kamryn Juni, 28.39
400 — 5. Katelyn Mangold, 1:01.39 | 13. Luci Swarthout, 1:04.72
800 — 2. Abby Loecke, 2:27.73 | 10. Mary Wood, 2:35.58
1500 — 2. Audrey Klein, 5:00.38 | 11. Katie Murano, 5:19.54
10000 — 2. Kaylee Willadsen, 44:42.48
100 hurdles — 5. Kia Noibi, 16.63
400 hurdles — 10. Sophie Hall, 1:14.22 | 12. Luci Swarthout, 1:19.21
4x100 — 6. MacKenzie James, Katelyn Mangold, Sarah Nolting, Kamryn Juni, 52.28
4x400 — 4. Audrey Klein, Abby Loecke, Cat Lucht, Kyli Orr, 4:21.21
High jump — 3. Kamryn Juni, 1.52m | 9. Jamie Glanz, 1.47m
Long Jump —4. Kia Noibi, 4.86m | 6. Delefine Niyigena, 4.77m
Shot put — 19. Madison Anderson, 7.48m
Discus — 19. Madison Anderson, 22.62m
Hammer throw — 21. Madison Anderson, 20.25m