MARYVILLE, Mo. – In the 2019 edition of the MIAA Indoor Conference Championships, the Fort Hays State women's track and field team produced a strong weekend as they earned a 7th place team finish. The Tigers captured multiple podium finishes to cap on a solid weekend. The event was hosted by Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Mo.
Mirena Goncalves appeared on the podium twice with two runner-up finishes. In the 3,000-meters, Goncalves clocked a second place finish at 9:58, while receiving her runner-up time of 17:41 in the 5,000-meters. Yessenia Gonzales was close by in both events, coming in fifth in the 5,000-meters at 17:50, and seventh in the 3,000-meters at 10:09.
Matti Rossi had a big weekend for the Tigers, claiming a provisional in the pentathlon with her sixth place finish. Rossi captured 3,258 points in her first season as a multi athlete for the Tigers. This calculation puts Rossi fourth on the FHSU all-time list.
Another podium finish for FHSU came after a third place finish for Summer Kragel in the high jump. Kragel claimed a provisional with her jump of 5 feet, 6 ½ inches. Teammate Haley Jones came in the sixth place with a personal best of 5 feet 4 ¼ inches.
Rohey Singhateh received her place on the podium following a third place finish in the triple jump while improving her NCAA qualifying mark at 39 feet, 9 ¾ inches.
A new school record was set by the women's 4x400 relay team who compiled a time of 3:54.27 for a fifth place finish. The quad made up of Lindsay Shupe, Matti Rossi, Peri Lange and Lyric Holman capitalized on the success.
Up next, the Tigers await their fate at the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships. The event runs from March 8-9 at Pittsburg State University.