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Gorillas Sweep at MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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KEARNEY, Neb. — Both the Pittsburg State University women's and men's indoor track & field teams captured MIAA outdoor titles Sunday (May 6).
 
The Pitt State women secured their fourth straight MIAA outdoor crown – and the program's 11th all-time MIAA outdoor. The Gorillas compiled 191 points to run away with the meet crown. Lincoln University finished a distant second place with 95 points and the University of Central Missouri finished third (93.5 pts).
 
The Pitt State men claimed their fifth MIAA outdoor title in the last six years and the program's 12th all-time MIAA outdoor championship. The Gorillas compiled 166.5 points to easily outscore second-place UCM (103.5 points). Emporia State University and LU tied for third place with 92 points.
 
Pitt State's NaRon Rollins secured the MIAA Men's High Point Scorer Award. Rollins scored 21.25 points in the meet, winning the 100 meters and 200 meters and helping the 400m relay team finish fourth.
 
In addition to Rollins' individual titles in the sprints, Ian Duncan claimed an MIAA crown in the high jump Sunday with a clearance of 7-0.25.
 
Justice Burks and Savion Cauveren added 18 points with a 1st/2nd finish in the 110 meter hurdles. Burks won the race in 13.90 seconds, while Cauveren finished in 14.23.
 
The Gorillas piled up 33 points in the javelin as Creighton Sanders (221-1), Joshua Hudiburg (217-11), John Blazevic (210-8), Brett Thompson (204-9) and Tyson Roderique (203-11) swept first through fifth place in the discipline.
 
Levi Wyrick also placed third in the hammer throw (207-6).
 
In the women's action, Christina Metzger (17:56.99), Piper Misse (17:57.55) and Paige Denton (18:22.08) finished first, second and fourth in the 5,000 meters Sunday.
 
Kelsey Lewis finished as the MIAA runner-up in the 100 meters (11.65) and 200 meters (23.32), lowering her school record time in the latter discipline.
 
Jena Black (181-0) and Brianna Cooks (179-11) placed second and third in the hammer throw, while Katren Rienbolt added a fourth-place finish in the 1,500 meters (11:46.84).
 
Asia Anderson also placed third in the triple jump (41-5.75) while Allyn Murray finished fourth in the javelin (134-3).
 
The 400m relay of Nia Lunn, Lewis, Rhema Taylor and Anderson scored an MIAA runner-up finish with a time of 45.79.  Taylor also added a sixth-place finish in the 400 meters (54.96).

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