Wichita State was crowned champion on the both the men's and women's side at the 2010 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Missouri Valley Conference Outstanding Men's Track Athlete
Todd McKown, So., Wichita State, Valley Center, Kan.
Wichita State sophomore Todd McKown took home the top honors in the 60-meter hurdles clocking in his career-best time of 8.00 at the MVC Indoor Championships. McKown's 60-meter hurdle time leads the Missouri Valley Conference by .03 seconds.
Missouri Valley Conference Outstanding Women's Track Athlete
Erica Moore, Sr., Indiana State, Sullivan, Ind.
Indiana State's Erica Moore led from start to finish in the 800-meter run, clocking in at 2:08.35. This is Moore's second-consecutive year winning this event at the indoor championships. Moore holds the tenth-best time on the NCAA Descending Order list. The senior was also part of the champion 4x400-meter relay that claimed gold in a time of 3:43.76. The relay team won by just under one second.
Missouri Valley Conference Outstanding Men's Field Athlete
Chris Dickman, Sr., Wichita State, Grinnell, Kan.
Wichita State senior Chris Dickman improved his NCAA provisional standard at the MVC Indoor Championships in winning the heptathlon with 5,608 total points. Dickman's score leads the Missouri Valley Conference by 118 points and is 14th on the NCAA Descending Order list.
Missouri Valley Conference Outstanding woMen's Field Athletes
Kylie Hutson, Sr., Indiana State, Terre Haute, Ind.
Indiana State senior Kylie Hutson won her fourth-straight women's pole vault championship, increasing her NCAA-leading mark and breaking both the Valley all-time and championship meet records, clearing 5.21m (14' 8.25"). Her vault is currently first on the NCAA Descending Order list by .02m (0.75"). Hutson was named MVC Women's Field Athlete of the Week three times this season and leads the Valley by 1' 6".
Missouri Valley Conference Most Valuable Men's Athlete
Jeff Schirmer, Sr., Southern Illinois, Troy, Ill.
Southern Illinois senior Jeff Schirmer became the first three-time champion in the men's 5,000-meter run by clocking in at 14:28.60, almost two-seconds in front of the runner-up. Schirmer out-ran the competition in the mile and won his second event of the MVC Championships with his time of 4:15.17, earning him first-place.
Missouri Valley Conference co-Most Valuable Women's Athlete
Tonya Nero, Jr., Wichita State, Maracas, Trinidad and Tobago /Audacia Moore, So., Wichita State, Wichita, Kan.
Wichita State junior Tonya Nero took control of the competition in the 5,000-meter run and the mile, beating her competition by three seconds in each event. Nero's crossed the finish line in 17:31.03 in the 5,000-meter and 4:52.35 in the mile giving her two gold medals.
Sophomore Audacia Moore of Wichita State won the 200-meter dash at the MVC Indoor Championships with her time of 24.19. Moore's time currently ranks 23rd on the NCAA Descending Order list.