WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State's Aliphine Tuliamuk set a meet record as she and fellow Shocker Cassie Craig won Missouri Valley Conference titles Friday during the first day of the 2012 State Farm MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Cessna Stadium.
Tuliamuk, a junior from Kapenguria, Kenya, set a MVC meet record in the women's 10,000 meters with her title-winning time of 34:53.20. The all-American entered the race with the fourth-fastest women's 10K time in the nation this season.
Wichita State's Cassie Craig, a senior, won the conference title in the women's pole vault with a personal-best mark of 13-4 1/2 Friday. The Wichita native's height ranks third all-time at Wichita State. The MVC title is Craig's second in the event in the last three seasons.
The Wichita State women lead the team race with 49.5 points through four events. The Shocker men are currently tied with Northern Iowa for fifth place with 14 points through three events.