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Mogan Bradford - Wins MCC Pole Vault With National Qualifying Clearance
Mogan Bradford - Wins MCC Pole Vault With National Qualifying Clearance
Track and Field - Fri, May. 7, 2010
Clarke College sophomore Morgan Bradford, of Anderson, S.C., won the pole vault competition and junior Jessica Nessan, of Dubuque, won two events and placed second in two others at the Midwest Collegiate Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Clarke's Katie Hemesath and Justin Heng also captured an event championship.
Coach Adam Hinders' women's team placed fourth overall, while the men's team finished fifth.
 
Bradford won the pole vault competition with an NAIA A standard qualifying and MCC meet record of 3.53 meters.
 
Nessan took first in the triple jump (10.92 meters) and long jump (5.53, NAIA B Standard), and finished second in both the high jump (1.55 meters) and 100 meter hurdles (15.25, NAIA B Standard).
 
Katie Hemesath won the steeplechase with a meet record time of 11:57.93.
 
Joquetta Rolle, Samantha Leslie, Elyssa Zielke and Katrina Moyna finished second in the 4x400 meter relay (4:14.88).
 
Clarke's 4x800 meter women's relay team of Hannah Day, Samantha Leslie, Carley Freund and Katrina Moyna finished second with a time of 9:50.11.
 
Clarke junior Justin Heng, of Norfolk, Neb., won the men's 800 meter run with a time of 1:55.74.
 
Clarke's 4x800 meter men's relay team of Isaac Mase, Kraig Moore, Dan McNamara and Justin Heng took second with a time of 7:54.25.
 
St. Ambrose won both the men's and women's team championships.