Viking Track and Field Produced 13 All-Time Performances at Feb. 1's Cobber Duels
Valley City State's menâ€™s and womenâ€™s indoor track teams competed in the Cobber Duels at Concordia College on Feb. 1, during which both the men and women managed 13 all-time indoor performance list-qualifying marks.
Leading the way for the women were freshmen Alicia VanSweringen, Kate Roscoe, and Jenna Coghlan. VanSweringen's performance in the 60-meter high hurdles set a new school record, and she also ran a personal best in the 200-meter that moved her up to fourth all-time in the event. Roscoe and Coghlan had personal record-setting days in the weight throw and now rank a respective fifth and sixth all-time.
The men also managed several all-time performances, the foremost of which from from junior Richard Langdeaux and freshman Austin Albrecht in the menâ€™s mile. Langdeaux found himself in seventh with Albrecht close behind in eighth. They now rank second and third all-time for the menâ€™s indoor mile. Langdeaux also ran the 3,000-meter run and found himself with a fifth-place finish on the day.
For the VCSU sprints group, the youth movement is truly starting to emerge as three freshmen and one sophomore improved upon their already-great performances from two weeks prior. The 400-meter dash saw several great performances: the top runner on the day was sophomore Malik Jackson who ran himself a personal record time of 53.21, followed closely by freshmen Niklas Ernst who ran a 53.67. Both youngsters currently rank fourth and fifth on the all-time list for the indoor 400-meter.
Freshmen Randy Hoang and Summer Clayton produced solid times in the 200-meter dash, and both are now ranked seventh and eighth respectively all-time. Rounding out the list of all-time performances was a group effort as the VCSU menâ€™s 4x200-meter relay team placed fifth with a time of 1:37.89, just three seconds shy of the school record.
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