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Ertz has big Heart for Mustangs

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Andrea Ertz of Mount Mercy won two individual races  and anchored a relay to a second-place finish Friday and Saturday at  the Heart of America Conference indoor track meet.

Ertz captured the 1,000-meter race in 3:01.61 and claimed the 800 in  2:17.51. She anchored the 4x800 relay to second place in 9:39.14 with  Jessica Ertz, Kelsi Huhndorf and Mady Roth.

Mount Mercy tied for third place out of 11 schools in the women's team  standings.

Vanessa Cortes won the 5,000 by 21 seconds in 18:13.75 and  captured the 3000 in 10:38.19. Rachel Gadient won the women's  pentathlon with 3,361 points in the 60 hurdles, long jump, high jump,  800 and shot put.

Huhndorf, Gadient, Roth and Jessica Ertz placed second in the distance  medley in 13:15.43.

Luke Nickelson won two events for the Mount Mercy men's track team. He  took the triple jump at 47 feet, 9 3/4 inches and captured the high  jump at 6 feet, 7 inches.

The Mustangs placed eighth out of 12 teams in the men's standings.


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