MVC Round-up: Vikings win six events at home indoor meet

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Missouri Valley College track and field team claimed six gold medals Saturday at the MVC Indoor Invitational in the Burns Athletic Center.

Freshman Shekeisha Coles won the 55- (7.77 seconds) and 200-meter (28.80) dashes, with junior teammate Colleen Curtis (29.56) second in the latter event. Sophomore Sheena Carter was first in the weight throw (15.08 meters) and third in the shot put (11.60).

The Lady Vikings also got second-place performances from freshman Eunea Wright in the long jump (10.62) and triple jump (10.62).

Among the Valley men, junior Cortavious Anderson (6.60) and sophomore Everette Sweeting (6.66) were first and second in the 55, junior Casey Knight won the 800-meter run (2:04.55) and sophomore Darrell Madry placed first in the long jump (6.63) and second in the triple jump (13.15).

Finishing second for the Vikings were senior Adam Willis in the 600 (1:28.10), freshman Sam Lewis in the 1,000 (2:39.28) and junior Bernard Ronoh in the 1,600 (4:48.37).

There were seven schools participating in the meet besides Valley, which was unable to add another qualifier for the NAIA Championships. The Vikings will next be at the Heart of America Conference Championships, Friday and Saturday at Lamoni, Iowa.

Five Vikings named NAIA all-America

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Five members of the Missouri Valley College football team were among those selected for the College Fanz Sports Network's NAIA Coaches' All-America team, formerly sponsored by the Victory Sports Network.

The only first-team pick was freshman return specialist Theron "Junior" Allen of Sunrise, Fla. Senior defensive lineman Larry Wentzel of St. Louis, the Heart of America Conference "player of the year" in 2007, was on the second team.

Honorable mention selections were senior running back Robert Holmes of Kansas City, junior defensive back Moamoa Palepale of Everett, Wash., and junior placekicker Adrian Trevino of Atwater, Calif.

Valley was 7-3 overall and in league play during the 2008 season, finishing fourth in the HAAC.

Valley netters drop three matches

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- The Valley men's volleyball team was unable to pull out any of three close matches over the weekend at the Lees-McRae Mountain Classic in Banner Elk, N.C.

The Vikings began the meet Friday with a 30-27, 30-27, 29-31, 30-26 loss to eighth-ranked Warner Southern (Fla.).

Valley fell to Quincy (Ill.) in five sets, 30-24, 19-30, 30-26, 21-30, 15-13 in Saturday's opener and were beaten by the host Bobcats in the finale, 30-26, 30-25, 28-30, 30-23.

No additional information on Valley's matches was available at press time.

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