DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Coe College track and field teams broke three records and won four titles on the final day of the Iowa Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships.
For the second-straight day, and third time this season, Cassie Hocker (Fort Madison, Iowa/Fort Madison) broke the school record in the 55-meter dash. Hocker won in 7.22, beating her prelims time of 7.24. Hocker has not lost a race this season. Amanda Brummet (Port Byron, Ill./Riverdale) was eighth in the 400-meter dash in 59.41, while Josephine Bautch (Reedsburg, Wisconsin/Reedsburg) was seventh in the 800-meter run in 2:27.37. Tieranny Keahna (Tama, Iowa/South Tama) was eighth in the weight throw at 46' 10" (14.27m).
Erik Franklin (Greeley, Colo./West) won the 200-meter dash in 22.43, tying the school record set by Neil Suckow in 2005. Franklin's time is the 41st best in the nation. Franklin also won the 400-meter dash in 49.68, the 31st best time in the nation. Nathan Suell (Fredericksburg, Iowa/Turkey Valley) was 10th in the 400-meter dash in 51.20. Chris Hawkins (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) was second in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.87, while he won the triple jump for the second-straight year. His jump of 47' 1/4" (14.33m) is the 15th best in the nation. Robbie Peters (Mount Vernon, Iowa/Mount Vernon) was second in the weight throw with a toss of 56' 10 3/4" (17.34m), breaking the school record with the 23rd best throw in the country. Jacob Hayes (Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf) was fourth with a throw of 55' 6 1/2" (16.93m). Hayes broke the school record last week, a record that was previously held by Peters.
Coe finished seventh on the men's side with 69 points. Dubuque won the men's title with 125 points, beating Central by 18 points for the title. The Kohawk women were eighth with 22 points. Nebraska Wesleyan won the title on the women's side with 193 points, beating Wartburg by less than 10 points.
The Kohawks return to action March 4 at the NCAA Qualifier in Waverly.