Bruins show well at Sioux City Relays

Bruins show well at Sioux City Relays

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Every Bellevue University runner recorded at least on personal best on Saturday at the Sioux City Relays.

The meet, originally scheduled to take place over two days, was shortened to a one-day affair as a result of adverse weather in Northwest Iowa.

In addition to NAIA participants, the event featured teams from the NCAA's Division I and Division II.

With temperatures in the mid-30's, and under sunny skies, the meet opened with the men's steeplechase where ice had to be removed from the water jump prior to the start of competition. Cole Wagner slashed 20 seconds off his P.R. by running a 10:19.07 to earn a spot on the podium with a fifth place finish.

Lorena Ramirez got the women off to a strong start, hacking 50 seconds off her P.R., by running the 5,000-Meter in a time of 20:01.44. She was the second finisher among NAIA competitors and 16th overall in a difficult field which was dominated by South Dakota, South Dakota State, and Augustana.

Also among the highlights was Chris Casart lowering his personal best in the men's 5,000-Meterwith a time of 16:50.84, a 25 second improvement.

Three Bruins recorded personal bests in each event they entered. Diana Montano-Salama (800M, 1500M) and Cole Wagner (3000M Steeple, 1500M) each notched P.R.s in multiple events.

Up Next:

The Bruins are back on the track on Friday and Saturday, Apr. 19-20, at the Jim Dutcher Invitational, hosted by Doane University.

BU Women's Results:

Event Runner Time
5000M Lorena Ramirez 20:01.44
800M Dayana Montano-Salama 2:56.68
800M Diana Montano-Salama 3:10.50
1500M Lorena Ramirez 5:32.39
1500M Dayana Montano-Salama 6:21.67
1500M Diana Montano-Salama 6:46.36


BU Men's Results:

Event Runner Time
3000 Steeple Cole Wagner 10:19.07
5000M Chris Casart 16:50.84
5000M Gerardo Najera 17:26.09
1500M Cole Wagner 4:30.36
1500M Aaron Newton 4:43.85
1500M Gerardo Najero 4:50.49
1500M Jason Landin 4:52.09
1500M Tony Chol 5:09.12