WARRENSBURG, Mo. ­— Sophomore Montrez Jackson placed first in the high jump and senior Jacob Bartling finished second in the shot put and discus to lead the University of Nebraska at Kearney track and field team at the MIAA Outdoor Championships Saturday in Warrensburg.

The three-day meet concluded Sunday with the UNK men scoring 77 points to finish in a tie for fifth place. The Loper women tallied 23.2 points to finish 12th.

Jackson broke a 41-year- old school record in the high jump when he cleared 7 feet, ½ inch in his third and final attempt. Jim Sobieszcyk and Tim Mohana jumped 7-0 in the 1970s.

UNK’s top-ranked shot put crew scored 13 points, finishing second, sixth and seventh. Bartling had an effort of 58-8, Zach Brittain threw 55-2 ¼, and senior Andrew Heine had a career-best 55-1.

Bartling scored another eight points when he tied his career-high of 174-4 in the discus to finish second.

Junior Corbin Hansen finished second in the steeplechase (9 minutes, 22.74 seconds) and freshman Seth Simonson was second in the 800-meter run (1:52.22) on Sunday.

Another second-place finish came from Shane Burkey in the 10,000 (30:54.44) on Saturday.

Luke Stuckey finished third in the 1,500 (3:52.85).

The UNK women were led by sophomore Maddie Bach who came in fourth in the 5,000 (18:09.87). Sophomore Destiny Reinke was sixth in the 1,500 (4:40.15), junior Mackenzie Puckett finished seventh in the triple jump with a personal best of 39-4½ and sophomore Tiara Schmidt placed fourth in the shot put (48-6 1/4) and seventh in the hammer (170-6).

MIAA Outdoor Championships

Team Scores

WOMEN — 1, Pittsburg State 144.2. 2, Missouri Southern 144. 3, Lincoln 104. 4, Southwest Baptist 96. 5, Central Missouri 79.5. 6, Northwest Missouri 53. 7, Washburn 46. 8, Emporia State 41.2. 9, Lindenwood 30.2. 10, Fort Hays State 25.7. 11, Missouri Western 24. 12, Nebraska-Kearney 23.2. 13, Central Oklahoma 8.

MEN — 1, Central Missouri 133. 2, Pittsburg State 122. 3, Missouri Southern 119. 4, Lincoln 99. 5, Northwest Missouri 77. 5, Nebraska-Kearney 77. 7, Fort Hays State 62. 8, Southwest Baptist 43. 9, Emporia State 33. 10, Lindenwood 28. 11, Washburn 21. 12, Missouri Western 4.

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