ELSAH, Ill. — William Woods junior Harley Nale and Hannibal-LaGrange freshman Lindsey Lebel each posted a first-place finish last Saturday in the American Midwest Conference indoor championships at Principia College.
Nale (Linn High School) won the conference title in the women's 600-meter run with a time of 1:48.91, more than a second ahead of Missouri Baptist's Emily Bayer.
Nale also took eighth place in the 1,000-meter run (3:27.23) and eighth in the mile run (5:41.05).
Lebel (Linn High School) helped the Trojans to a first-place finish in the women's 4x800-meter relay with a time of 10:37.87, beating Missouri Baptist by just more than two seconds.
Lebel also ran on Hannibal-LaGrange's 4x400-meter relay, which finished fifth in 4:32.36. In individual events, she placed sixth in the 600 (1:54.62) and tied for sixth in the high jump (4 feet, 7.5 inches).
Top-three finishers in each event received all-conference honors.
Columbia College sophomore Brianna Haller (Fatima High School) placed second in the women's 5,000-meter run with a time of 19:29.22, and was runner-up in the 1,000 with a time of 3:18.75. She also finished fourth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11:10.18.
Columbia College sophomore Halie Moeller (Fatima High School) finished second in the women's pole vault, clearing 8-6.25. She also helped the Cougars to a third-place time in the 4x400 (4:18.61) and a fourth-place time in the distance medley relay (14:32.68).
In individual events, Moeller was fourth in the 400-meter dash (1:05.21) and took 13th in the 200-meter dash (28.76 seconds).
Columbia College freshman Makenzie Schwartz (Russellville High School) placed second in the women's 60-meter hurdle finals with a time of 10.06 seconds. She added an eighth-place finish in the 60-meter dash finals with a time of 8.25 seconds and was 10th in the 200 with a time of 28.02 seconds.
Williams Baptist junior Jacob Whittle (Eldon High School) took second place in the men's 400 with a time of 53.19 seconds. He helped the Eagles to a sixth-place finish in the distance medley relay (12:23.76) and an eighth-place finish in the 4x400 (3:52.17), as well as placing 11th in the 200 (24.24 seconds).
William Woods junior Hunter Carpenter (California High School) finished runner-up in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 2:01.05. He also helped the Owls to a sixth-place finish in the 4x400 (3:46.99).
Carpenter and senior Charlie Schattgen (New Bloomfield High School) ran on William Woods' distance medley relay, which took third place with a time of 11:34.65. Schattgen added a 14th-place finish in the 5,000 (17:37.33) and a 16th-place finish in the 3,000 (10:14.63).
William Woods senior Damian Miller (Russellville High School) garnered an all-AMC honor in the men's pole vault, placing third with a height of 13-3.5. Miller also ran on the Owls' 4x800, which took fifth in 9:20.77.
William Woods sophomore Alicia Engelbrecht (Helias High School) gained all-conference honors in two events, placing third in the women's mile run (5:25.58) and third in the 3,000 (11:08.98). She just missed all-AMC honors in the 1,000, finishing fourth (3:19.43).
William Woods freshman Kristan Wilson (Eldon High School) helped the Owls to a third-place finish in the women's 4x800 with a time of 10:50.67. She also placed fourth in the 600 (1:52.31) and ran on William Woods' fourth-place 4x400 (4:30.47).
William Woods junior Naomi Kerkula (Jefferson City High School) took fourth place in the women's 60 finals (8.10 seconds) and was 15th in the 200 (29.14 seconds).
Columbia College freshman Trevor Bailey (Helias High School) finished 11th in the men's long jump (17-10.75), 12th in the 200 (24.44 seconds) and 19th in the 60 preliminaries (7.62 seconds).
Columbia College won the men's team title with 214 points, while William Woods was second with 132 points. Park placed first in the women's team standings with 164 points, edging Missouri Baptist (158) and Columbia College (156).