first_img Live Results Story Links ESPN3 (Saturday) ESPN3 (Friday) The jumps are another area in the which the Bulldogs are primed to collect points. Junior Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) ranks third in the triple jump with a season-best jump of 48-3.25 and also 10th in the long jump at 22-8. Both jumps were set two weeks ago at the Iowa State Classic. Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) has enjoyed similar success in the leading the Valley in the triple jump this entire season with a mark of 40-8.25. In the vertical jumps, Forest Moses (Highland Park, Ill.) and Tamar Mosby (Belleville, Ill.) also check in in the top 10 of the men’s and women’s high jumps, respectively. Despite being a hurdler, Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) has recorded the second fastest 400 meter time in the league this year at 47.84 after setting the school record in the event last season with a time of 47.53.center_img The Bulldogs take to the UNI Dome oval and runways with 11 performances to date that currently rank in the top 10 in the Valley this season. Senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) leads the way on the men’s side as he ranks first in the Valley in the 5,000 meters and second in the 3,000 meters. Earlier this season he set school records in both events with a 13:55.27 finish in the 5,000 meters and a 3,000 meter time of 8:04.98.  For the women, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) ranks third in the MVC this season with a time of 8.37 that ranks as the second-fastest 60-meter hurdles in Drake history. The junior also ranks 10th in the conference in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 24.88. Heat Sheets The Drake University track and field teams begin the championship portion of their season this weekend when they travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Action in the UNI Dome begins Saturday at 2 p.m. and resumes on Sunday at 11 a.m. Competition from both days will be broadcast via The Valley on ESPN3. As a team, the Bulldogs were picked by the league’s coaches to finish eighth in the annual pre-championship poll while the women were picked seventh. Wichita State was the unanimous favorite to win both the men’s and women’s titles. Print Friendly Versionlast_img