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Central’s Coleman Named MVP, Dutch Win Three Events at Darren Young Classic

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2012 at 5:55 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall - information provided by Central College

Felicia Coleman was named the track events most valuable performer of the meet after a trifecta of top-three performances as the Central College men’s and women’s track and field squads won three events at the Darren Young Classic Saturday.

The Dutch men racked up 83 points for a third-place finish in a stacked field. McMurray took the men’s title with 120 points. Central’s women scored 49 points, good for a fifth-place finish. Iowa Conference rival Wartburg scored 169 points for the win.

Coleman started her day with a runner-up finish in the 60 meters, before a win in the 200 meters. She capped the meet anchoring the third-place 4×400 relay along with teammates Allie McBroom, Rachel Northrup and Miranda Wehde.

On the men’s side, freshman Eli Horton had the best performance of his rookie season, taking the 5,000 meters after anchoring the winning distance medley relay team that includes freshman Jamie Vander Veer of Knoxville.

The Dutch will travel to Iowa City Friday for the University of Iowa Invitational.