MOUNT VERNON - The Cornell College men's track and field team notched top-two finishes in seven running events and finished second in the team standings at the Cornell Quadrangular Saturday in the Small Multi-Sport Center Arena.
The Rams tallied 136 points on the men's side, led by individual champions Adam Rooyakkers (Kimberly, Wis./Kimberly) in the 800-meter run and Andrew Tobben (Washington, Mo./St. Francis Borgia) in the 3000. The men also picked up a title in the 4x400 relay.
Cornell's women received a win from freshman Laura Ettlin (Torrance, Calif./West) in the 3000 and senior Madison Craw established an NCAA provisional mark in the shot put. The Rams took fourth in a tight women's team race with 104 points.
St. Ambrose claimed both team titles, its women scoring 167 points and the men 166.
"Overall, our guys had a good day. In most of the running events, we had one or two guys in contention," Cornell head coach Lonnie Speidel said. "Our women went over the 100-point mark, scoring more points than we did last year against the same teams. It's a good sign that our women are getting better."
The men finished 1-2-3 in the 800, with Rooyakkers leading the way with a time of 2 minutes, 1.13 seconds. Freshman Thomas Guittar (Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Northeast) finished a close second in 2:02.82, followed by Scott Riedel (Marengo/HLV) in third.
Tobben raced to victory in the 3000, crossing the line six seconds ahead of teammate and runner-up Ben Jacobs (Three Rivers, Mich./Three Rivers) in 9:09.90. Cornell's winning 4x400 relay of freshman Zach Nelson (Minneapolis, Minn./St. Paul Academy), junior Matt McGowan (Winona, Minn./Winona), freshman Riedel and senior Kirkwood Donavin (Salt Lake City, Utah/West) clocked in at 3:34.79, nearly seven seconds ahead second-place of Coe.
Sophomore Andrew Harter (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) had a strong day in the sprints. He took second in the 55 (6.73) and 200 (23.56). McGowan and Reed Skoog (Overland Park, Kan./Shawnee Mission South) finished 2-3 in the 400.
Donavin and Chase Nowak (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain) placed second and fourth, respectively, in the mile. Freshman Anthony Bridges (Terrell, Texas/Terrell) cleared 12-11.50 in the pole vault to place second.
Craw posted a second-place shot put mark of 42 feet, .75 inches, which ranks 10th in Division III this indoor season. Three of her six throws met the NCAA provisional mark.
Ettlin raced to a winning time of 11:12.15 in the 3000. Leslie Smebak (Roseau, Minn./Roseau) was second in 11:25.00. The women had runner-up showings from Allie Jagielo (Almond, Wis./Tri-County) in the 800, Andrea Aerts (David City, Neb./East Butler) in the mile, and freshman Melissa Kraker (Parshall, Colo./West Grand) in the high jump.
Craw honored - Craw was named the Iowa Conference Female Field Performer of the Week Monday for the period ending Jan. 23. It is the second IIAC weekly honor of Craw's career.
Craw's provisional shot put mark Saturday was seven inches further than her winning throw at the season-opening meet in Dubuque Jan. 15. She owns the top throw in the IIAC this season.
Coming up - Saturday, Feb. 5, Hilltop Invitational, Small Multi-Sport Center Arena, Mount Vernon, 10 a.m. (field events), 11 a.m. (running events).
Cornell has this week off from competition before hosting the Hilltop Invitational Feb. 5. This year's field includes Clarke, Coe, Cornell, Dubuque, Graceland, Grand View, Grinnell, Iowa Wesleyan, Iowa Western, Mount Mercy, NIACC, Simpson, St. Ambrose and William Penn.
Saturday, Jan. 22
Small Multi-Sport Center Arena
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Final women's team standings
1. St. Ambrose 167, 2. Coe 124, 3. Mount Mercy 113, Cornell 104.
Cornell women's results
55 - 9. Ariel Harris 8.04. 200 - 12. Anna Guittar 30.87, 13. Elsie Freland 30.98. 400 - 7. Hilary Swift 1:07.65, 8. Kelsey Remeikis 1:11.23, 9. Melissa Kraker 1:11.98. 800 - 2. Allie Jagielo 2:28.11, 4. Arden Stewart 2:32.32, 5. Elise Mead 2:33.24. Mile - 2. Andrea Aerts 5:29.03 4. Allison Newman 5:35, 5. Lauren Seeman 5:45.05, 7. Claudia Gonzalez 5:51.79, 12. Mia LaBrier 6:06.17, 14. Maria Helgeson 6:08.48. 3000 - 1. Laura Ettlin 11:12.15, 2. Leslie Smebak 11:25. 55 Hurdles - 5. Christal Harris 10.58. 4x200 relay - 3. Cornell (Guittar, A. Harris, Freland, C.Harris) 1:57.46. 4x400 relay - 4. Cornell A (C. Harris, Stewart, Guittar, Newman) 4:26.21, 7. Cornell B (Swift, LaBrier, A. Harris, Jagielo) 4:43.10. High Jump - 2. Kraker 5-1. Pole Vault - 3. Michelle Hannemann 7-5.75, 5. Amanda Houts 6-6. Shot put - 2. Madison Craw *42-0.75, 7. Kelsey Harper 33-2.25, 9. Angela Dugan 30-9.25. Weight throw - 4. Craw 47-3, 5. Harper 44-7.75, 7. Raquel Ristau 42-7.50, 9. Dugan 37-7.25.
*NCAA provisional mark
Final men's team standings
1. St. Ambrose 166, 2. Cornell 136, 3. Coe 101, 4. Mount Mercy 31.
Cornell men's results
55 - 2. Andrew Harter 6.73, 5. Vincent Osborne 6.98, 9. Cameron Kuske 6.98, 10. Roli Teko-Folly 9.52. 200 - 2. Harter 23.56, 7. Osborne 6.98, 9. Zach Nelson 25.01, 10. John McElroy 25.30, 12. Kuske 26.63, 13. Chris Sedar 26.76. 400 - 2. Matt McGowan 53.13, 3. Reed Skoog 53.39. 800 - 1. Adam Rooyakkers 2:01.13, 2. Thomas Guittar 2:02.82, 3. Scott Riedel 2:05.50. Mile - 2. Kirkwood Donavin 4:22.45, 4. Chase Nowak 4:33.31, 7. Michael Kelso 4:45.21, 8. Jordan Kemme 4:45.87, 10. Chris Stadler 4:46.73, 18. Josh Randall 5:07.92, 20. Carsen Kuessel 5:15.73, 24. Scott Hageman 5:22.92. 3000 - 1. Andrew Tobben 9:09.90, 2. Ben Jacobs 9:16.57, 4. CJ Horan 9:40.19. 55 Hurdles - 5. McElroy 9.10, 6. Marshall Kraker 9.41. 4x 200 relay - 3. Cornell (Nelson, Kuske, Garner, Harter) 1:38.59. 4x400 relay - 1. Cornell A (Nelson, McGowan, Riedel, Donavin) 3:34.79., 4. Cornell B (Kraker, Kuesel, Kemme, Guittar) 3:46.87. High Jump - 3. Tyrel Garner 5-10. Pole Vault - 2. Anthony Bridges 12-11.50. Long Jump - 3. Kraker 19-4.75, 7. Kuske 16-6. Shot put - 6. Kraker 41-8.75, 13. Jonathon Araujo 36-11, 14. Jackson Engstrom 32-5.75. Weight throw - 11. Araujo 32-11.75, 12. Engstrom 31-4.75
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