Hoesing Sets Another School Record; Beavers Capture a Pair of Titles at Darren Young Classic

Photo by Hannah Hueschen.
Photo by Hannah Hueschen.

For the second straight week, junior Emily Hoesing posted a school record, and this time it was in the 5,000-meter run, as she went on to win of the team's two title on the day at the Darren Young Classic, hosted by Grinnell College.

Hoesing, who set a school record a week ago in the 3,000, put her name atop the Beaver record board in the 5,000 with a winning time of 18:41.92.  She won the race by over 25 seconds.

"Emily put together another exciting day and is continuing to impress," said head coach Colt Slack.  "Her grit and determination to improve and run at a high level in practices and meets is fun to watch.  She is going to have her name all over that record board."

BVU also captured a title in the 4x200 meter relay.  Jade Hays, Brittini Thomas, Autumn Wolf, and Kylie Johnston reached the finish line in 1:50.29 which was just 0.18 seconds ahead of runner-up Cornell College.

"That relay team was really clicking today and they took hom the gold," said Slack.  "I'm confident there is still a lot more left in the tank."

Kylie Johnston qualified into the finals of the 60-meter dash and placed eighth for the Beavers while Kaylynn Bechen took fifth in the 3,000-meter run with a personal best time.  Thomas was fourth in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.61 seconds.

The Beavers totaled 35 points on the day and finished eighth out of the 12 teams.  Nebraska Wesleyan (221.5pts) cruised the team title over Wartburg (133pts).

Buena Vista is hosting the NJCAA Regional Meet on February 15-16 inside of the Lamberti Rec Center and will have individuals competing in that event before the American Rivers Conference Championships the following weekend in Waverly, Iowa.