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KENOSHA, Wis. - Vashia Gordon (Sr.-Green Bay, Wis.) finished sixth in the triple jump to lead the Lakeland men's and women's track & field teams at the Northern Athletics Conference Indoor Championships held Saturday at Petretti Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Gordon supplied the lone scoring finish for the Muskies on the day, taking sixth in the women's triple jump with a mark of 33 feet, one inch. Lakeland sent small squads to the championship on both the men's and women's sides, and Gordon scored three points for the Muskie women.
Gordon also posted the other top 15 finish for the women, placing 15th in the preliminaries in the 55-meter dash with a time of 8.09 seconds. Gordon, Veronica Lau (So.-Germantown, Wis.) and Christine Deitte (Sr.-Fond du Lac, Wis.) were the lone three members of the Muskie women's team to compete Saturday, with Lau's best finish a 24th in the 55 dash (8.71) and Deitte taking 18th in the 3,000 meters (13:28.75).
The Lakeland men were led by Jordan Schreiber (Fr.-Bowler, Wis.), who was 15th in the 55 meters with a time of 6.99. Diontaye Land (Fr.-Inkster, Mich.) also was 15th in the shot put with a throw of 36-3.
Others competing for the Muskie men were Yaphay Harvey (So.-Milwaukee, Wis.) and Alexander Newman (Fr.-Beach Park, Ill.), who both participated in the 55 dash. Harvey was 17th with a time of 7.10, while Newman was two spots behind in 19th at 7.13. Ryan Graves (Sr.-Munising, Mich.) was 22nd in the 5,000 meters with a time of 20:25.58.
Aaron Sherry (So.-New Holstein, Wis.) and Tim Van Doorn (So.-Carpentersville, Ill.) also both competed in the shot put with Land. Sherry was 21st with a best throw of 31-1 1/4, while Van Doorn was 22nd at 26-11 3/4.
Aurora (Ill.) University won both the men's and women's titles. The Spartan men scored 134 points to edge closest challengers Milwaukee School of Engineering (119) and Benedictine (Ill.) University (117.5), while the Spartan women easily outdistanced the field, scoring 226 points to more than double up runner-up Wisconsin Lutheran College (109).
The Muskies will begin their outdoor season in one month when they travel to the Sherman-Lukoski Invite hosted by Ripon College.