ROLLA — Missouri S&T sophomore Luke Allen finished first in the men's long jump during the Great Lakes Valley Conference track and field championships, which were hosted by the Miners last Thursday through Saturday.
Allen (Calvary Lutheran High School) posted a winning jump of 23 feet, 2 inches, edging Indianapolis' Trace Oswalt by 1.25 inches. It was Allen's second career first-place finish in the long jump with the Miners.
Allen also set a personal best in the triple jump, taking fourth place with a distance of 46-11.75. He helped the Miners to a fifth-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 43.23 seconds.
Drury sophomore Brendan Bena (Jefferson City High School) also competed in three events. He placed third in the men's 1,500-meter run (4:02.22), fifth in the 800-meter run (1:56.62) and helped the Panthers to a ninth-place time of 3:27.82 in the 4x400-meter relay.
Missouri S&T junior Daniel Miller (Jefferson City High School) finished 17th in the men's hammer throw with a toss of 128-11.
Truman State senior Hannah Oberdiek (South Callaway High School) posted a runner-up finish in the women's long jump with a leap of 19-4, missing out on a conference title by three inches.
William Jewell junior Lexie Stull (Jefferson City High School) finished fifth in the women's triple jump (35-8.75), 14th in the long jump (16-1) and helped the Cardinals to an eighth-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay (4:16.30).
Missouri S&T freshman Jessica Rhoads (Jefferson City High School) also competed in three events. She took sixth in the women's discus (133-9), seventh in the shot put (40-0.5) and 15th in the hammer throw (134-2).
Missouri S&T senior Tori Bonnot (Jefferson City High School) finished 11th the women's 1,500 (4:57.32) and placed 15th in the 5,000-meter run (19:40.98).