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GREENVILLE, Ill. — The Westminster Blue Jays posted a total of 12 top-six finishes at the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championships, which were held Friday and Saturday at the John Strahl Athletic Complex.

The Westminster women, who won a pair of events, finished fifth as a team with 45 points, while the men posted 36 points to finish fifth in their team standings.

Greenville swept the team titles, as the men tallied 348 points and the women scored 263 points. Both teams won by commanding margins, as the Webster men were a distant second with 124 points and the Webster women totaled 179 points.

Avylina Powel-Qualo was a SLIAC champion in the women's high jump, clearing the bar at 5 feet, 3.75 inches. Powel-Qualo is 3-for-3 this season in the high jump, previously winning titles last month at the Truman State Twilight and the Greenville Select meets for the Blue Jays.

Haleigh StClair won the Blue Jays' other individual conference title in the women's javelin. StClair's throw of 103-4 won the event by more than 10 feet.

Katy Allen had a pair of runner-up finishes for the Westminster women, taking second in the long jump with a leap of 16-7.75 and the triple jump with a distance of 35-5.75.

StClair also finished fifth in the women's shot put (31-4.75) and sixth in the discus (89-7).

The top-six finishers in each event scored points at the SLIAC meet.

The Westminster men had four individuals record six top-six marks in their events.

Three of those performances were runner-up finishes: Devonte Hubbard in the long jump (21-10) and DeAndre White in the shot put (40-4.25) and the discus (115-9).

JJ Geier placed fourth in the men's javelin with a throw of 128-6 and added a sixth-place finish in the discus with a toss of 107-5. Dexter Allen took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 20-5.

On the women's side, other competitors at the SLIAC meet for the Blue Jays were Kate Rable, who was seventh in the 400-meter dash (1:12.76) and 10th in the 200-meter dash (31.88 seconds); Celena Weber, who placed ninth in the discus (64-2) and 10th in the shot put (24-8.5); and Emily Nelson, who finished 11th in the discus (58-2) and 11th in the shot put (20-4.25).

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