The Shocker women claimed the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championship, while the men finished third in a tight team race Sunday at the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Wichita State finished first in the women's team standings with 194 points. The Shocker men finished with 163 points - just five points behind champion Indiana State - in the third and final day of competition at Northern Iowa's Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.
The Shocker women were led by 2011 MVC Women's Most Valuable Athlete of the meet Audacia Moore.
Moore won the women's 100-meter dash for the second year in a row with a time of 11.51. Her time Sunday broke the school record (11.54) held by her mother Alicia McQueen set April 26, 1983.
Moore went on to set her second school record of the day, running a championship time of 23.51 in the women's 200-meter dash. She set the previous school record in the event with a time of 23.53 in 2009. Moore won the 200-meter dash for the third year in a row at the MVC Outdoor Championships.
Moore also finished third in the triple jump, fourth in the long jump and ran on the Shockers championship 4x100-meter relay team.
The Shocker women won the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 45.97. Monaye Williams, Moore, Samantha Hallman and Shamoya Pruitt were on the championship team for Wichita State.
On the men's side, Shocker Todd McKown was named the 2011 MVC Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete. He defended his 2010 title and won the men's 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.81.
The Shockers claimed several other MVC championships Sunday:
- The Shockers claimed the 4x400 relay for the second year in a row. DJ Lindsey, Todd McKown, Matt Truman and Dylan Hartnett clocked a time of 3:12.34.
- Shocker Dylan Hartnett won the men's 400-meter dash with a time of 47.37.
- Josh Crawford won the men's triple jump with a mark of 52 feet 6 inches. He claimed the MVC Outdoor title in the event for the third-straight year.
- Shocker Aliphine Tuliamuk won the women's 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:31.35. Teammate Tonya Nero claimed second with a time of 16:41.81.
Shocker head coach Steve Rainbolt was named the 2011 MVC Outdoor Track and Field Women's Coach of the Year.
Tonya Nero finished second in the women's 1,500-meters this afternoon with a time of 4:26.49.
Tanya Friesen finished second in the women's 100-meter hurdles today with a time of 14.02.
The defending champion Shocker men finished third in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 40.66. Lawson Montgomery, Dylan Hartnett, Todd McKown and Tyler Simmons ran for the Shockers.
Danielle Walker finished third overall in the women's 800-meter run with a time of 2:09.84.
Shocker Dylan Hartnett finished second in the men's 200-meter dash with a time of 21.17.