Women Take Third, Men Fourth at Principia Relays

Women Take Third, Men Fourth at Principia Relays

ELSAH, Ill. - Westminster women's track and field finished in third place at the Principia Relays over the weekend while the men's team took fourth. 

For the women, Taylor Howard and Jessie Kuykendall led the way for the Blue Jays in points scored. 

Howard took second in the pole vault by launching herself 2.63 meters, and also took second in the 600 meter run, finishing in 1:47.49. She took fourth in the 60 meters with an 8.79 second finish, She took sixth in the triple jump with a 8.93 meter jump. She was part of the 4x400 team that finished fourth with a time of 4:43.04. 

Kuykendall took first in two events, the 3000 meters and the 5000 meters. She finished the 3K in 11:05.32 and the 5K in 21:14.53. 

The women's distance team secured the top four spots in both the long distance events, including Kuykendall's two first-place finishes. 

Madison Zack finished second in the 5K and third in the 3K. Sydney Pinkerton finished fourth in both events. Abby Beach finished second in the 5K and fifth in the 3K. 

Charley Blair finished third in the 400 meters (1:04.37), and fourth in the 800 meters. 

Also earning points for the women were Whitney Mitchhart in the 60-meter hurdles (fifth place), Morgan Henry in the 400 meters (seventh) and Beach in the 600 meters (fifth).

On the men's side, Chris Idleburg took home a fourth-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 10.73 meters. Clint Holden placed eighth in the same event, throwing 8.12 meters. 

Ryan Dyer scored points for the men in both the 400 and the 3000. He finished fourth in the 400, completing the lap in 54.45, and seventh in the 3K, finishing in 10:20.40. 

Jack Perdue earned a second-place finish in the 5K at 18:08.60. 

Westminster completes its indoor season and will begin competing outdoors Saturday, March 18 at Central Methodist.