Tabor men second, women third at home invitational

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The Tabor College men placed second and the women third at their own 15-team invitational track and field meet Wednesday.

“We had excellent performances across the board today,” coach Dave Kroeker said. “The weather was great, excellent competition brought out a number of fine performances and running at home helped, I’m sure.”

New school records were set in the following events: the women’s 4x800m relay (Angela Jost, Heidi Schmidt, Amber Wiens and Shelby Miller) with a time of 9 minutes, 50.5 seconds; the men’s pole vault as Caleb Marsh broke his own record with a vault of 14-feet, 6-inches; men’s high jump, where Matt Rorabaugh cleared 6-91/4 and the men’s 110-meter high hurdles, where Trent Voth covered the distance in 15.28 seconds.

Other notable performances by the women included: Ashley Scherrer, who won the long jump (16-2) and triple jump (35-8) and also second in the 400-meter low hurdles (1:09.99); Shelby Miller, who won the 400-meter dash (1:02.8); Aftan Lambert, who was third in the 400 (1:04.74); Heidi Schmidt, who ran third in the 1,500 meters (5:11.45); and Sarah Lyons, who placed third in long jump (15-10).

Tabor’s 4×100 relay (Jennifer Palmgren, Christine Van Doren, Carissa Litton and Scherrer) placed third (52.2) and the 4×400 (Miller, Lambert, Rebekah Lockhart and Scherrer) placed second in 4:18.17.

For the men: Caleb Stanton won the 400 in 49.44; Philip Aitken won the 400 intermediate hurdles (57.28) and took second in the 100 high hurdles (15.39); Brian Lightner was second in the 400 hurdles (57.51); Garrett Bryant placed second in the long jump (20-91/2); and Marsh was third in long jump (20-6).

The 4x100m relay team (Bryant, Stanton, Chris Baarts and Marsh) placed second in 42.72 while the 4×400 (Rorabaugh, Stanton, Jeff Anenson and Marsh) won with a time of 3:25.89.

“We have about two weeks left in our season and most everyone is really getting on the top of their game,” Kroeker said. “The KCAC meet is the focal point of our season and our times, heights and distances are moving in the right direction.”

Coming-Tabor gets back into action on Saturday at the Southwestern Relays before participating in the KCAC meet on Tabor’s home track on Friday and Saturday, May 6 -7.

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