The Saint Mary men's and women's outdoor track and field squads recently began its spring season.
At the Emporia State University meet on Thursday, the women's team was led by Carolina Suarez, who earned second in the triple jump, and Amy Jystad, who was third in the 1,500-meter race.
"Carolina missed the national qualifier mark by seven inches," USM coach David Dominguez said. "Amy just missed her personal best by two seconds."
Other highlights for the Lady Spires included freshman Lindee Clair taking eighth in the 400 hurdles while Samantha Winter won seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Aaron Potter's second place finish in the 1,500-meter race was a USM best, while Cory Waiters nailed down third.
Saint Mary's Trevor Damson (long jump), Camron Callahan (400 meters) and Mike Taylor (javelin) all produced personal bests in their respective events.
"Ricardo Cortez ran a personal best of 4:24 in the 1,500 and Omar Delgado tied his best in the 800," Dominguez said.