The Pioneers began February at Wartburg College, competing in the Wartburg Indoor Select. Two school records fell - Jacob Hirsbrunner scored 4,691 points in the heptathlon and Amber Williams ran 9.20 in the 60m hurdles.
During the second week in February more school records fell. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Pioneers hosted the UW-Platteville Invitational. Williams broke her own school record in the 60m hurdles, running 9.09. Many other personal bests came out of this meet as the team prepared for the University of Dubuque Spartan Invitational, a final tune-up going into the WIAC Indoor Championships.
On Friday, Feb. 17, at the Spartan Invitational, the women continued the record breaking traditon. Williams gained the school record in the 55m hurdles, with a time of 8.43. Rachel Beuthin threw a personal best, setting the school record at 14.11m (46-3.5) in the shot put. Finally, Brittany Ehlen set the pole vault school record clearing 3.52m (11-7).
For the WIAC Indoor Conference Championships, the Pioneers traveled to Menomonie, Wisconsin to compete at UW-Stout on Feb. 24 - 25.
Day one began with several great performances from the Pioneers. Williams made WIAC Championship history securing a three-peat first place in the women's long jump with a jump of 5.85m (19-2.5). In the pole vault, Matt Dwyer took first clearing a season best vault of 5.01m (16-5.25), and Ehlen tied for sixth clearing a new school record of 3.57m (11-8.5). On the track, Wyatt Thompson ran 49.84 taking fourth in the 400m. Teammate Alec Burcham took fifth running 50.07. During the 5,000m run, senior Chelsey Heiden took fourth in 17:55.93, Walker Rynes finished fifth in 15:06.30.
Day two promised more success for the Pioneers. Williams continued the meet in record breaking fashion, winning the triple jump with a WIAC Championship record of 12.33m (40-5.5) and winning the 60m hurdles with a school record 8.96. Senior Megan Martoz closed with second place in the pentathlon scoring 3,345 points, only three points away from breaking Williams' record set last year. Hirsbrunner won the heptathlon with 4,873 points, breaking his own school record. Freshman Noah Steiner cleared 1.99m (6-6.25) placing tied for fourth. The men's 4x400m relay (Burcham, Tonie Johnson, Greg Stribling, Thompson) wrapped up the meet with a second place finish.
The men's team finished sixth, while the women's team finished seventh. Two Pioneers were named to the WIAC All-Sprtsmanship Team - Krysta Parson and Johnathan Delgado. Devan Montgomery and Greg Stribling were nominated as Scholar-Athletes.