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Track takes off in Nebraska

Sports Reporter

The No. 13 men’s and No. 16 women’s Wichita State track and field teams competed in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend at the 2015 Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational and the Mark Colligan Memorial Indoor Track and Field meets.

Against the No. 5 men’s and No. 14 women’s Nebraska teams, WSU finished second but still walked away with several first-place finishes.

Friday night at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational, several Shockers placed first and second in their respective races.

Sophomore twins Nikki Larch-Miller and Taylor Larch-Miller from San Diego took up the top spots for the 60-yard dash with a 7.58 and a 7.74.

Tucker Davis, a junior from Ark City, Kan., took first in the men’s 400-meter dash with a time of 48.89, a personal best.

Senior Marcus Moeder ran a personal best in the 60-meter dash with the time of 6.96, which ranks fifth in the Missouri Valley.

On Saturday, both men and women had success in the 3K with two first place finishes.

Steve Rambolt, director of track and field and cross-country, said the results were a step in the right direction in the teams’ bid for Missouri Valley Conference titles this year.

“We competed today against a great Nebraska team on both sides who are definitely deserving of their high national rankings,” Rambolt said. “All in all, it was a good day.”

The next meet for the team will be in Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the Jack Jennett Invitational.

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