Runneberg Earns First All-IIAC Honors; Handful More into Saturday's Finals

Runneberg Earns First All-IIAC Honors; Handful More into Saturday's Finals

Buena Vista sophomore Brooke Runneberg tied for second with her career-best leap of 1.59m in the high jump on Friday afternoon inside of J. Leslie Rollins Stadium, as the Beaver women's track team competed on the first full day of action during the IIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Runneberg just missed out on earning such accolades during the indoor season by taking fourth and came into the outdoor championships with a personal-best jump of 1.55.

Victoria Leffler also finished at 1.59m, but settled for a fourth place tie due to more attempts to clear the height.

Madison Spear will be running in the finals of both the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles.  She finished third in the prelims of the 100 and fourth in the 400.  Mallory Spear will also be competing in the finals of two events, qualifying fourth in the 100m dash and fifth in the 200m dash.

Buena Vista has 11.50 team points through eight scored events and are seventh overall and 12.5 points back of Central for sixth.  Nebraska Wesleyan is the current team leader heading into Saturday's final day.  The Prairie Wolves have 73.50 points and lead Dubuque by 12.5 points.

Saturday's events get underway at 10:00am with field events.  The first running event is scheduled for 1:00pm with the final event of the championships slated to begin at 4:45pm.