Ani, Winklbauer Win Gold Medals, Mustangs Finish Third at MAC Championships

Ani, Winklbauer Win Gold Medals, Mustangs Finish Third at MAC Championships

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Stevenson women's outdoor track and field freshman Danika Ani and sophomore Kelly Winklbauer both picked up gold medals as the Mustangs finished third in the MAC Championships Saturday afternoon on the campus of DeSales University.

The third place finish with a final score of 121.5 is a program-best for the Mustangs after finishing in eighth in the previous two seasons. Messiah won the team title with 191 points while Misericordia finished in second with 155.

Ani won the shot put with a throw of 13.35 meters while sophomore Jess Rega joined her on the all-conference first team with a third place finish. Freshman Kiarra Nowell was named to the second team after finishing fifth in the event.

For Winklbauer, her win in the 1500-meter run came by over two seconds to give the Mustangs a crucial 10 points. She also picked up two points in the 800-meter run.

In the discus throw, three Mustangs placed in the top-five while five placed in the top-10. Ani finished second to earn first team all-conference honors with a throw of 39.46. Nowell and freshmen Angel-Leigh Sewell finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, to earn second team honors.

Freshman Dyonne Hicks finished fourth in the triple jump while also placing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles, earning second team all-conference honors in both events.

The all freshman 4x100 relay team of Hicks, Chalisse Lockley, Kimberly Hammond and Cierra Roberts finished second to earn the team an important eight points with a time of 49.00. Meanwhile, the 4x400 relay team of Hammond, Hicks, Roberts and freshman Jaleah Sydnor finished third.

Roberts earned first team all-conference honors with a second place finish in the 200-meter dash and a third place finish in the 100-meter dash. Hammond was named to the second team with a fourth place finish in the 100-meter dash.

Stevenson will return to action on Sunday, May 14 when the Mustangs compete at the Aggie Last Chance hosted by North Carolina AT&T.