Track & Field teaser

LINCOLN – The University of Nebraska at Kearney track and field team won 12 events at the annual Prairie Wolf Invitational Thursday night in Lincoln.

Senior vaulter Grant Myers and sophomore thrower Tiara Schmidt led the Lopers. Myers cleared a career-best 16 feet, 5 1/4 inches to place first while Schmidt won the shot put with a career-best toss of 49-7 1/4.

Schmidt was a double winner, claiming the hammer throw with an effort of 168-7. UNK took gold in three other field events as senior Jacob Bartling had a throw of 171-3 in the discus, junior Tanner Barth had a toss of 56-0 1/4 in the shot and freshman Haley Schall leaped 18-0 1/2 in the long jump.

Junior Cassidy McIntire led the Lopers on the track as she had ran a career-low 12.02 seconds to win the 100-meter dash. The time ranks third-best in program history. McIntire also won the 200 (25.13). Micheala Hoffman won the 400 hurdles (1:02.94), Lacie Lindner was first in the 1,500 (4:57.18) and Zoe Ritz led the way in the 5,000 (19:34.45).

On the men’s side, UNK claimed the top three spots in the 800, led by freshman Luke Stuckey (1:56.49).

Loper tennis players Parnell, Neil earn All-MIAA honors

KEARNEY — Senior Camryn Parnell and sophomore Claire Neil represent University of Nebraska at Kearney on the All-MIAA women’s tennis team selected by the league’s coaches.

Parnell and Neil earned second-team honors at No. 3 doubles. Neil also shared the sportsmanship award with two others.

This is Parnell’s second All-MIAA recognition, as she was tabbed honorable mention at No. 6 singles in 2017.

Neil repeats as an all-league pick at No. 3 doubles as she teamed with current senior Sherry Sun last year to be an honorable mention pick. Neil follows her older sister, Emma, as UNK women’s players to have earned the sportsmanship award.

Parnell and Neil are 8-0 as a doubles pair, posting a 7-0 mark at No. 3 and a 1-0 mark at No. 2. Parnell was out nearly a year due to injury before returning to action on Feb. 28 against Arkansas Tech. She also is 1-1 at No. 6 singles. Neil is 13-12 in singles during the dual season, posting a 7-4 record at No. 6. Her overall doubles record is 16-8 with four different partners.

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