BOLIVAR, Mo. ó The Fort Hays State University menís and womenís track and field teams each took fifth during the weekend in the MIAA Championships, hosted by Southwest Baptist (Mo.) University.
Shea Bonine captured All-MIAA status in two events. She won the 5,000 meter, and took third in the 1,500. Bonine repeated as the MIAAís 5,000 champ, then ran her fastest time of the year in the 1,500 to take third in 4:39.01.
Micki Krzesinski also was a repeat champion for FHSU, taking the top mark in the 10,000 in 36:54.25. She also was fifth in the 5,000.
Making her MIAA debut, FHSU freshman Alexcia Deutscher claimed the MIAA title. Her throw of 147 feet, 7 inches won by more than 2 feet.
Kelly Wycoff also earned All-MIAA honors with her fourth-place showing in the 400 meter. She finished second with a time of 54.95 seconds after breaking her own school record in the preliminaries wth a time of 54.80. She also was sixth in the 200.
FHSU finished with 70 points as a team. Pittsburg State University rolled to the title as the only team in triple digits with 212 points.
The Tiger men finished fifth with a trio of individual champions.
Dillando Allotey was sixth in the 200-meter prelims, but bursted to the front in the finals in 20.91 seconds, winning his first MIAA crown. Allotey also finished fourth in the 400.
Brett Meyer earned his first MIAA title, winning the 800, coming in at 1:50.93, his second fastest mark this season.
Decano Cronin was third in the same event, running 1:53.32. That came after Cronin- broke the MIAA record in the prelims, running 1:49.98.
TJ Dozier also grabbed gold for FHSU, winning the discus. Dozier had a throw of 167-7 on his final attempt to win it.
Kolt Newell earned MIAA honors for the second time as he was second in the high jump. The Plainville graduate cleared 6-9.5.
Also, Hays High graduate Derek Bixenman took fourth in the menís decathlon, breaking a school record in the event with 6,642 points.
FHSU scored 64 points as a team. University of Central Missouri and Lincoln (Mo.) University tied for the top spot with 135. Missouri Southern State University and Pittsburg State were third and fourth.