The 53rd annual Sioux City Relays were held on Friday and Saturday inside of Olsen Stadium on the campus of Morningside College where the Buena Vista women's track and field team had more strong performances.
Mallory Spear qualified into the finals of the 100 meter dash and placed seventh overall in a time of 12.55 seconds. First place thru seventh place were all decided by less than 0.5 seconds. On Friday, Spear captured the lone podium finish for BVU by taking fourth overall in the 400 meter dash (59.17s). She was one of only seven runners out of 28 who competed in the event to break the 1:00 mark.
Madison Spear was 10th in the 100 meter hurdles but just missed out on the finals by .20 seconds. Her time of 15.24 was about a half-second off her season-best. She did bounce back with a new personal best mark of 1:06.23 in the 400 hurdles to place seventh.
The 4x100 meter relay team of Shania Wunschel, Madison Spear, Destine Butturff and Mallory Spear was sixth in a time of 50.02 seconds. That time was just off its season best time of 49.79 set in the first outdoor race of the year.
The 4x400 relay set a new season-best clocking of 4:07.68, and came into the meet ranked sixth in the IIAC.
Victoria Leffler set a new personal best mark in the triple jump at 10.32m, just sliding by her previous best of 10.31m. Grace Telfer had a monster PR in the shot put at 12.01m, breaking her previous mark of 11.70m.
The Beavers will now send the select individuals to the Drake Relays next weekend while the full team is scheduled to take part in the Kip Janvrin Open, hosted by Simpson College on Friday and Saturday (Apr. 28-29).