The University of Northern Iowa men’s track and field team won the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championship at Drake Stadium, scoring 229.5 points. The Panther women finished less than 12 points behind defending champion Wichita State for second place.
Throughout the three-day meet, the Panthers earned a combined 16 titles. Junior Rachel Jansen was named MVC Most Outstanding Outdoor Female Field Athlete and Most Valuable Female Athlete, scoring the most points on the women’s side. She won the shot put and the discus and finished second in the hammer throw, earning 28 team points.
Junior Terrence Reid and freshman Cory Goos were named co-winners of the MVC Most Outstanding Male Track Athlete award. Reid won both the 400 and 200-meter dashes and anchored the winning 4x100m relay team. Goos won the 400 meter hurdles and led off the winning 4x400m relay for the Panthers.