A strong field of NAIA and junior college competitors energized the Tabor College Invitational track meet last Wednesday.
The Bluejay women came within 3.75 points of nabbing the title, while the Tabor men placed fourth.
Coach Dave Kroeker said he was pleased with his athletes’ performances.
“We had great weather and good competition, which brought out the best in many of our athletes,” Kroeker said. “We are peaking at the right time of the season and are looking to finish strong in the conference meet in a couple of weeks.”
The Tabor women were led by Tammy McCarren, who won the shot put and discuss. Angela Jost grabbed a win in the 800 meters.
The 4×800-meter relay team of Erin Voth, Jennie Throne, Angela Jost and Karen Shearer took first, shattering the school record by more than 15 seconds.
For the men, Landon Goertzen ran a season-best and winning time in the 800 meters. Jimmy Janzen won the high jump, just missing a chance to tie the school record on his final three jumps.
Coming-The next action for Tabor is scheduled for Saturday, when the team travels to Winfield for the Southwestern Relays.