Wichita State Shockers

WSU dominates multi-events at MVC outdoor meet

Wichita State dominated the multi-events on the second day of the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.

Sophomore Hunter Veith won the decathlon, leading the Shockers to the top five spots. Junior Breanne Borman won the heptathlon and the Shockers claimed five of the top six spots.

Veith, from Cheney, totaled 6,998 points and added the title to his 2015 MVC indoor heptathlon crown. WSU freshman Ben Johnson finished second with 6,629 points, followed by Kyle Troxler (6,335), Seth Buck (6,232) and John Nicholas (6,207).

On Friday, Veith won the high jump (6 feet, 8 inches). On Saturday, he added wins in the 110-meter hurdles (15.14 seconds) and pole vault (15-1).

Borman finished with 5,349 points after winning the long jump (18-6) and finishing second in the javelin (136-3). Gavyn Yetter finished second with 5,227 points with Marteisha Caines third (5,150). Claudio Rojo placed fifth (4,927).

Carlea Holt, a redshirt freshman from Cheney, placed sixth with 4,841 points. She won the javelin with a throw of 150-9, one day after winning the open javelin with a school-record throw of 164-11.

WSU’s men had 128 points heading into Sunday’s final day of competition, with Southern Illinois second at 61. WSU’s women led with 110.5; Northern Iowa was second with 48.

Freshman Jared Belardo won the long jump Saturday at 25-2 1/2.

Ashley Peterson won her third MVC high jump title, clearing 5-7; teammate Marteisha Caines was second, also clearing 5-7. Freshman Rebekah Topham was second in the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:20.95.

Former Shocker runner wins $9,500 — A monumental spring keeps getting better for former Wichita State distance runner Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton, who earned United State citizenship in late April.

On Saturday, she won the USA Track and Field 25-kilometer championship on Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mich.

“I couldn’t have asked for anything more,” she told Peter J. Wallner of Mlive.com. “I wanted to win the race because I am so proud to now be an American, but I also wanted to win this for the women.”

Tuliamuk-Bolton earned $9,500 for finishing first among all runners, male and female. She ran the course in a time of 1 hour, 25 minutes, 10 seconds.

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