Lions women pick up two All-MIAA honors in final day of 2011 MIAA Championship

Emporia, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern women's track and field team picked up two All-MIAA selections and finished seventh overall in the final day of the 2011 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Emporia State University today.

Lisa Vengels placed second in the high jump with a provisional height of 5-8 and picked up All-MIAA honors in the process. Gayla Booth was eighth in the event.

Carita Riutta placed third in the 800m, earning All-MIAA honors with a time of 2:20.88. Jasmine Hughes was fifth in the 100m with a provisional time of 11.97, while placing fourth in the 200m with another provisional time of 24.44. Kelly McKay was sixth in the 200m and seventh in the 400m.

In other action, Rachel Schrader was 8th in the 1,500m with a time of 4:53.48, while MArlee Tegenkamp was fourth in the 5k with a time of 18:59.51. JeAnna Sheppard and Brandy Simpson finished seventh and eighth in the 100m hurdles, while Maggie Tennal was 8th in the 3k steeple chase with a time of 12:10.39.

The Lions' 4x100m relay team of Simpson, McKay, Sagan Graskemper and Hughes placed 6th with a time of 48.50.

In all, Southern had two athletes pick up All-MIAA honors with Vengels in the high jump and Riutta in the 800m.

The Lions will have one last meet before the national meet as any athletes still needing to improve national marks will be competing in the Emporia State last chance on May 14.