Wildcats ready for postseason at UNL Tuneup

Wayne State College senior thrower Michaela Dendinger posted a second-place finish in the shot put and third place in the weight throw to lead the Wildcat women’s indoor track and field team Friday evening at the Nebraska Tune-Up Invite held at Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln.

Dendinger recorded a mark of 51 feet, 2 1/4 inches in the shot put to place second followed by a third place mark in the weight throw at 61-5 3/4.

Sophomore Tia Jones had a ninth place mark in the shot put at 45-10, an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, while senior Tessa Ives was 16th in the weight throw (49-3 3/4).

The top finish by a Wildcat runner was Kim Lowman taking 14th in the 800-meter run (2:29.51) followed by Josephine Peitz in 18th place with a time of 2:31.94.

Senior sprinter Braxton Adams posted a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter dash to lead the Wildcat men. Adams posted a time of 6.97 seconds to place fourth in the 60-meter dash.

Habib Jallow was 13th in the 400-meter dash (50.73) and 16th in the 200-meter dash in 22.87 seconds.

In field events, the top finisher was Dylan Kaup in the weight throw at 13th place (53-3 3/4) followed by Richard Sweeney in 16th place at 54-7 1/4.

The Wildcat men’s 1,600-meter relay team of Preston Davis, Kyle Lowe, Allen Arauz and Brandon Marker was seventh overall in a time of 3:29.89.

Wayne State will be in Mankato, Minn. Friday and Saturday competing at the Northern Sun Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The Wayne Herald

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