McNally crowned Iowa Conference champion
Mon, Feb. 28, 2011 - [Women's Indoor Track & Field]
Loras 4th at IIAC Championships

The Loras College women's indoor track and field team competed at the Iowa Conference Meet at Central College in Pella, Iowa and finished with a strong team performance led by a couple Duhawk seniors, Danielle McNally and Laura Rieger. 

McNally earned first place in the Weight Throw with a heave of 15.94 meters. Rieger finished all-conference in a total of four events, two individual and apart of two relays. Rieger came in second place in the 800 Meter Run with time of 2:18.32 and also finished third after her 5:09.08 performance in the Mile Run. She also started both the 4x800 Meter and Distance Medley Relays which each came in third place. Accompanying her on the third place 4x800 team were Katie Flogel, Maria Kalb, and Tara Kilburg. The Distance Medley team included Rieger, Kirsten Ferch, Kellie Wagner, and Kilburg.

Also finishing with all-conference accolades for Loras were Bridget McQuillian, with her 3.05 meter jump in the Pole Vault to come in second place and Caitlin Groeper who finished third in the high jump with a leap of 1.58 meters.

The women finished the conference meet with a total of 86.50 points, good for a fourth place finish in the Iowa Conference. The Duhawks travel to Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Friday and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday for a couple "last chance" meets as the women will look to build upon their NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship qualifiers.

IIAC Championships Team Standings:

1) Wartburg College          251

2) Central College          118.50

3) Luther College             91

4) Loras College             86.50

5) Coe College                64

6) Simpson College           63

7) Cornell College            34

8) Buena Vista Univ          17

9) Univ. of Dubuque           16