SIOUX CITY - Morningside College competed at the Buena Vista Invitational Graphic Edge Open Indoor Track Meet in Storm Lake Saturday, and the Women's 3200 meter relay team, led off by Cherokee Washington alumnus Kara Nelson, a junior, won first place in a scool-record time of 9:39.44, qualifying them for the National Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Also running for the Lady Mustangs were sophomore Sabrina Sieperda, senior Erin Keitges and freshman Nicole Seier.
Nelson also won the 3000 meter run, with a time of 10:32.74, as the Lady Mustangs took the first four places in that event. Morningside also took first place in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 13:05.81, with Former Galva-Holstein athlete Breanna Mathes running the lead-off leg for the Lady Mustangs in that event. The Lady Mustangs also had a 1-2-3 finish in the 400 meters, with first place taken by former Alta High School athlete Deidre Hinkeldey, a sophomore at Morningside. Hinkeldey also finished second in the 200 meters, with a time of 27.41.
Freshman John Harris, a past graduate of Galva-Holstein, finished fifth in the Men's 800 meters with a time of 2:01.67.
The Morningside track squads will next compete on Saturday at the John Dalton Invitational at the USD Dakota Dome in Vermillion.