The Fort Hays State women’s track and field team improved off its 2017 finish at the MIAA Outdoor Championships after placing fourth this season during the weekend in Kearney, Neb.
Madison Wolf and Lindsay Roberts led the way for the Tigers by bringing home individual titles. Wolf, who holds the No. 1 performance in the nation, claimed the MIAA javelin crown with her throw of 158 feet, 2 inches. Roberts, who earned her title on the track, finished the 1,500-meter in a time of 4:44.37 to take the conference crown. Roberts also placed in the runner-up position in the 800-meters at 2:14.86 to earn her second All-MIAA honor of the weekend.
Kelly Wycoff completed the 400-meters in 54.42 for a second-place finish. This time not only gave Wycoff an All-MIAA honor, but she set a new personal record, improved her DII provisional mark and moved to No. 4 on the performance list.
The final two All-MIAA honors for the Tigers went to two third-place finishers. Selam Ball set a school record, earned a personal record and claimed a provisional with her height of 12 feet, 8 ¼ inches in the pole vault. Chelsea Jackson claimed a third place finish in the 10,000-meters with an impressive time of 37:47.31 for her All-MIAA mention.
Amber Forbes highlighted other notable performances in Kearney as she set a new school record in the 100-meters with her provisional time of 11.64 by coming in fifth place. In the 200-meters, Forbes earned her provisional at 24.05 as she swept the finish line in sixth place. Wycoff finished right after Forbes in seventh with a time of 24.07, good for her own provisional. Alexcia Deutscher also claimed All-MIAA honors by coming in third in the javelin at 146 feet, 3 inches to reach her provisional mark.
The Tigers calculated 88 total points to finish in fourth place. Pittsburg State claimed the team title with 191 points, followed by Lincoln with 95 and Central Missouri who totaled 93.5.