Des Moines, IA - The Graceland men's and women's track and field teams are in Des Moines, IA to participate in the 2016 Heart of America Conference Meet today and Saturday (May 6-7) hosted by Grand View University.
All events will take place at Williams Stadium, located at 1591 E. University Ave., Des Moines, Iowa, 50316.
You can view the official time schedule by clicking here.
Heat Sheets are available here.
Both the men and women are in third place after the first day of events.
"Huge first day of the Conference meet," commented head coach Reece Vega. "We had a total of 5 National Qualifying marks with three new athletes qualifying for Nationals. At conference everyone steps it up a notch, but today was incredible!! Big congrats to Jamaica Lovan, Champagne Anderson, and Julian White for punching their tickets to nationals."
"But we still have a lot of work to do tomorrow and I can't wait to see what this team is going to do."
Claire Andrews placed third in the pole vault at 3.20m.
Julian White qualified for nationals in the high jump during the decathlon competition. He won the high jump decathlon at 2.04 meters and currently sits in first place after day one.
Tirrell Brooks and Paul Hill both had runner up finishes in their respective events. Tirrell jumped a season best in the long jump at 7.33 meters which is the automatic qualifying standard for nationals. Paul Hill also hit a qualifying mark in the pole vault at 4.60 meters.
Montae Spiller qualified for finals in the 100 meters.
Check back for final results later.