Tabor women place second, men sixth at home invitational

The Tabor College women placed second out of 11 teams at the Tabor Invitational track meet last Wednesday in Hillsboro.

The Tabor men placed sixth out of 12 teams.

Rachel Evans was the only Bluejay woman to win an event, placing first in the 400-meter hurdles. Evans placed second in the 100-meter intermediate hurdles.

The Bluejays also got runner-up performances from Chrissy Previtera in the 200 meters, Esther Richert in the 800 meters, Stephanie Graber in the pole vault, Meghan Coe in the shot put, Tamara McCarren in the discus, and in the 4×800 relay.

“Being able to have women in almost every event allows us to score well even though we only had one individual champion,” said Dave Kroeker, Tabor coach.

On the men’s side, Landon Goertzen and Pete Kleinsasser finished one-two in the 800 meters to lead the Jays.

Kevin Nickel placed second and Ryan Sperling fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Jimmy Janzen and Adam Penner placed third and fifth, respectively, in the high jump.

“There were a number of community colleges that sent teams and I felt like we competed very well,” Kroeker said.

With two meets left in the season Kroeker said he is starting to see the results of his team’s training in both field and running events.

“We are trying to peak at the right time here at the end of the season,” he said. “With a meet at Sterling this Saturday and the KCAC meet the following weekend, we are hoping for good weather in order to achieve the goals the athletes have set for themselves this season.”

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