Results Recap
Seri Geisler, left, and Mackenzie Huber competed Friday at the NAIA National Championships.
Seri Geisler, left, and Mackenzie Huber competed Friday at the NAIA National Championships.
Track & Field - Fri, May 26, 2017

GULF SHORES, ALA. – Mackenzie Huber and Seri Geisler competed in the women's shot put Friday afternoon as the Valley City State University track & field team wrapped up its events at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Geisler placed 14th in the event as she broke her own school record with a throw of 13.44 meters (44 feet, 1.25 inches). Huber placed 22nd in the event with a throw of 12.77 meters (41 feet, 10.75 inches).

Shot Put Results

Both Geisler and Huber finished higher in the event than they were seeded entering the meet. Geisler was seeded No. 20, and Huber was seeded No. 26 in the 27-person field.

The Vikings ended the national meet with one national title and three other performances that finished higher than their seed. Geisler took home the national title in women's javelin Thursday with a school-record throw of 52.68 meters. Along with winning her the NAIA national championship, that throw ranks her 12th in the nation amongst all college and professional athletes.

"Two events at the national meet, two school records, and one national title: the true definition of a gamer," Johnson said about Geisler. "Without question, the meet of a lifetime for Seri. It really is mind-blowing to think of all that she has accomplished in her career here."

Also on Thursday, Megan Johnson placed 26th out of 47 women's long jumpers, improving her seed by 12 spots. Geisler improved her shot put seed by six spots and broke her own school record, while Huber improved her shot put seed by four spots as she completed her first season of collegiate track.

"For someone who has only been practicing with us since the end of basketball season, Mackenzie has certainly surpassed expectations," said Johnson. "I'm really excited to see how she continues to improve in the coming years."