Five Central women complete Doane pentathlon

Central Dutch Athletics

Central Dutch Athletics

CRETE, NEB. — The indoor season for the Central College women’s track and field team started Saturday at the Doane College Happy Holidays Multi-Event.

No team scores were kept in a competition that featured 13 athletes from three different schools. Paige Lucas of Doane was the winner with 3,352 points.

Mary Gray (sophomore, West Des Moines, Waukee HS) paced the Central contingent with a new personal best score of 3,114 points. She saw great improvement in her high jump (4 feet, 10.25 inches) and long jump (16 feet, 1 inch)

“Mary has been emphasizing the high jump,” “It showed how much she wanted to improve.”

Kiki Pingel (sophomore, Pella) also added new career-best marks in the long jump (16-1) and shot put (29-8). She also matched her all-time best in the high jump (5-0.5). Her five-event total was 3,076 points.

“I was very happy with the way she jumped and threw,” Fuller said. “Her and Mary both ran the (800 meters) real hard.

Courtney Kruthoff (sophomore, Erie, Ill.) had the second-best indoor high jump in school, clearing 5-6.5 She also had a new personal best of 29-6.5. She totaled 2,906 points.

“I would think she’ll qualify for the national meet in the high jump,” Fuller said.

Two new freshmen also made their deubts as Krissa Larson (Waverly, Waverly-Shell Rock HS) and Rebekah Beard (Geneseo, Ill.) finished 12th (2,474) and 13th (1,950).

“It looks a little skewed, but they did well,” Fuller said. “There’s a lot of promise for both of them.

In the men’s heptathlon, Will Daniels (junior, Geneseo, Ill.) leads after the first four events with 3,223 points. He’ll compete the last three events on Sunday morning.

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