CEDAR FALLS – Sophomore sprinter Brennan Stine earned a pair of second-place finishes to pace Cornell's men's track and field team Friday at University of Northern Iowa's Dome Open. No team scores were recorded.
Stine was runner-up in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 22.83 seconds. He joined Zach Nelson, Marnel Desir and Carsen Kuesel on the Rams' 4x400 relay that took second in 3:36.68. Stine also qualified for the finals in the 60, where he finished sixth (7.25) with his top mark of the year.
Freshman Ra'Shad Green improved his best mark in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 4.75 inches to finish third. Kenny Smith was third in the triple jump (41-7.25) and reached the finals in both the 60 (eighth, 7.35) and 200 (fourth, 23.45).
Parker Kenyon led Cornell's throwers with a third in the shot put (41-6) and a sixth in the weight throw (39-5). Jackson Engstrom (39-8.75) and Jonathan Araujo (39-3) took fourth and fifth, respectively, in the shot put. Jacob Butts was sixth in the 800.
Ty Person had a solid meet for Cornell's women, placing second in the long jump and also finishing in the top eight in two sprint races. The sophomore posted a season-best mark in the long jump (16-4.25). Person came in fifth in the 200 (28.05) and seventh in the 60 (8.42).
Junior Laura Ettlin placed fifth in the mile (5:17.39), the third-best mark in the Midwest Conference this season. Senior Leslie Smebak was sixth in 5:24.65. Ashley Reynolds wound up fifth in the 3000 (11:27.60). In the 800, Kristen Fernandez-Kong (2:27.56) and Sanjuanita Martinez (2:31.63) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Mariah Brandly added a sixth-place finish in the 200 (28.36).
Sophomore Madison Acree took fifth in the shot put (37-10.5) and sixth in the weight throw (45-2.25). Katie Gilbert was fifth in the long jump (14-11.25).
Cornell finished fourth in the women's 4x400 relay (4:26.38).
Coming up – The Rams compete at the Midwest Conference Indoor Championships next weekend in Monmouth, Ill. The meet gets underway Friday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. Competition resumes at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23.