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Track and Field Breaks Records at Mankato State

Gemma Jasso in the 600-meter run (Photo from

By Naomi Alvarez

The Waldorf University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Myers Fieldhouse on University of Mankato campus for the Ted Nelson Classic.

The competition brought together nineteen schools from Wisconsin, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. The teams competing from Iowa were Hawkeye Community College, Iowa Central Community College, North Iowa Area Community College, Upper Iowa University and Waldorf University.

Waldorf broke four records this weekend while competing in Mankato.

“This is our last week until conference,” said coach D.J. Wolfram. “I’m proud and impressed with how we did with running two days in a row.”

Cameron Newsome, who placed fifth in the high jump, cleared 6 feet 2.75 inches.

Then in the Men’s 400 Meter dash, Camarre Martin earned eleventh place with a time of 50.92 seconds. This broke the 2017 record previously held by Jonah Remker of 51.29.

In the Women’s 600-meter run Gemma Jasso broke the previous school record held by Erica Fee (1:53.56, in 2016) by running a 1:52.84 and finishing in 33rd place overall.

Jamera Colon ran a 9.68 in the women’s 60 Meter dash and finished in 20th place, breaking Hayleigh Solano’s record (10.06) record from last year.

Then Zachary Morel broke the school record in the men’s 60 Meter dash (8.52, Justin Jacobi) with a time of 8.48, earning him sixth place.

Waldorf Warriors head coach Anthony Green said that, “it was a great step towards championship Saturday, on February 22 in Brookings (S.D.).” Coach Green went on to state that, “this was a great meet that pushed us to the limit and beyond all day.”

The Waldorf Track and field team will be competing again at SDSU as well as Grinell on Friday and Saturday, before they compete in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) indoor championship.