Leffel and Widdop shine at Monmouth College

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Monmouth College track team recorded three school records and two athletes come within a whisper of NCAA Championship’s automatic qualifying standards at last Saturday’s meet at Augustana College where the women placed third and the men fifth.

The Scots took four of the top seven places in the women’s high jump after each cleared 4’11-3/4”. Sarah Stinson was third, Kaci Lierman tied for fourth, Chelsey Widdop (Rockridge grad)took sixth and Heather Hull placed seventh.

Morgan Leffel (Sherrard grad) led three Scots in the scoring for the women’s long jump. Leffel soared a winning distance of 16’9-3/4” to win by four inches. Widdop placed third at 15’11” and Alison Andrews was eighth at 15’6”. Leffel also ran a PR in the 400 where she was fifth in 1:00.39.

Just six inches kept Whitney Didier from winning the pole vault. Didier cleared 11’2-1/5” to place second. Widdop and Didier were 5-6 in the 400 hurdles. Widdop clocked a 1:10.06 and Didier a 1:10.86.

Jae Moore scored points in two sprints. Her 12.72 in the 100 placed her fourth and she ran a 26.52 in the 200 to finish sixth.

MacKinsey Marquith, Leffel and Moore finished in the top seven of the triple jump. Marquith was fourth at 33’4-1/2”, just ahead of Leffel’s fifth-place effort of 22’3-1/4”. Moore was seventh at 32’11-3/4”.

The women’s 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams each placed seventh. Marquith, Moore, Leffel and Lierman clocked a 4x1 time of 50.34. Moore, Leffel and Lierman added Widdop in the 4x4 to run a 4:05.99.