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Morningside runners impressive at Dordt invite

Thursday, January 19, 2012

SIOUX CENTER - Morningside College's track and field team made an impressive season debut here when they won 10 events and broke two school records at Saturday's Dordt Invitational.

Megan Glisar, a sophomore transfer from the University of Iowa, broke the previous Morningside women's high jump record of 5-5 when she cleared 5-9 1/4 to win the event in her first meet for her new school. Glisar is a past graduate of Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School.

The other school mark fell to senior Monte Larsen, who broke the 17-year-old school record of 2:29.31 in the 1000 meter run with his winning time of 2:28.71.

Former Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn distance ace Jay Welp, a freshman, finished third behind teammate Larsen with his time of 2:35.93.

Larsen took home gold in three events, also winning the 600 meters, with a time of 1:20.52, and anchoring the men's 1600 meter relay team to a win in a time of 3:22.43. Two area preps were also members of that first place relay team - sophomore Mike Huseman, a graduate of Alta High School, and junior John Harris, a Galva-Holstein grad.

Harris also won the 800 meters in a time of 1:56.5, and Huseman was the runner-up in the men's 400 meters, with a time of 51.07 and took third in the 55 meters with a time of 06.57.

Breanna Mathes, like Harris a graduate of Galva-Holstein High School, was a double winner for the Morningside women, winning the 800 meters in a time of 2:18.74 and the 1000 meters in 3:08.17.

Battle Creek-Ida Grove's Garret Ehlers, a Mustang sophomore, finished second in the 3000 meters with his time of 9:04.64.

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