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photo by Jerek Wolcott, Carroll College
photo by Jerek Wolcott, Carroll College
Indoor Track and Field - Sun, Feb. 12, 2017


 The Carroll College women's 4x400-meter relay team ran the first sub-3:50 time of the NAIA the season with a 3:49.11 to highlight the second and final day of the Mountain States Games at Holt Arena on the campus of Idaho State University.

"What they have done this season with just three practices on a track and only four meets blows my mind, " head coach Harry Clark said. "These girls are so driven. They put in the time in the weight room, in drills and they take advantage of every opportunity they get to improve. I can't wait to see what they can do if the weather stays warm and we can get some track time over the next few weeks."

Carroll finished second in the race behind Montana State but ahead of DI and DII schools from the Big Sky, WAC, GNAC and RMAC.

The race was the last of a very productive day for the Saints.

Annika Moore hit 37-feet-3 in the triple jump to earn an NAIA-A qualifying mark. She finished third at the meet, and her mark places her 11th in the country.

Several other Saints placed in the top three in their events.

Hannah Porch took second in the 60-meter dash, Kara Barth and Keely Ehmann took second and third in the 400-meter dash.  Samantha took third in the 3000-meter run.

Jack Dunley took third in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.37, his raw time is below the NAIA-B qualifying time of 1:56.85.

The meet was the last of the season for the full team, but Leah Esposito and Macala Fifield will run the 1,000-meter run at the UW Open tomorrow in Seattle.

The pair will likely qualify tomorrow which will bring the total number of qualifiers to 22 individuals and two relay teams.

"I am so proud of this team," Clark said. "With the weather that we have had and the fact that we were only able to compete in four meets, it is impressive what they have done. They never made excuses, they just went to work and got it done, and I couldn't be more excited for what they can accomplish."

The Saints are now off until competing at NAIA Nationals in Jackson, Tennessee, on March 2-4.