Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 30 May 2007 07:28
Eight Tabor College track and field athletes competed at the NAIA national outdoor track meet Friday and Saturday at Fresno, Calif.
After compling a season-best finish of 42.28 seconds to qualify for the trip to Fresno, Tabor’s 4x100 relay team ran a time of 46.25 seconds. A team from Oklahoma Baptist University finished with the top time of 40.32 seconds.
In the preliminary round of 110-meter hurdles races, Trent Voth covered the ground in 15.36 seconds. Voth qualified for the race with a season-best time of 14.57. In the finals, Adam Landerfield of Doane University took the top spot in 14.17 seconds.
In the 400 hurdles preliminary, Nathaniel Porter ran a time of 55.65 seconds. Porter was edged out of qualifying for the final race by Alvin Smith of Olivet, who finished in 56.33.
The best time in the nation came from Ross Harlan, a freshman from Oklahoma Baptist, who finished in 50.99.
For the women, Tabor’s Breanna Wray threw the shot 40 feet, 93⁄4 inches. Wray qualified with a distance of 42-31⁄4. The national title throw sailed 47-11 from the hand of Fresno Pacific’s Dia Matthews.
Ashley Malcom bounded 34-11 in the triple jump. The winning jump was 42-0 by Cedar- ville’s Sarah Ensslen. Malcom qualified for the event with a jump of 38-71⁄2 at the KCAC meet earlier this month.