Bluejays host invitational meet

Ashton Kroeker shows the form that led to a fourth-place finish in the triple jump (35-91?2) Saturday at the Tabor Invitational. Kroeker was also a member of the third-place 4x400 relay (4:17.34). She placed ninth in the high jump (5-1).  Phyllis Richert Photo

The Tabor College track and field team hosted an invitational meet Saturday.

Headlining the list of top-10 performances for the men was Joel Allen, who won the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 10 minutes, 0.99 seconds.

Caleb Blue, Bret Mueller, Avery Franz and Josh Richert placed second in the 4×400 relay (3:28.28).

Shawn Johnston was third in the hammer (151-5), while Blue finished third in the 200 (22.18) and fourth in the 400 (50.41).

Jonathan Gibson placed fifth in the shot put in a personal-best 47-8.

These athletes placed sixth: Mueller in the 800 (2:00.79); Tyler Entz in the high jump (6-0); and Daniel Quiring in the hammer (147-2). Quiring also placed eighth in the shot put (45-5).

Zac Krehbiel was eighth in both the 100 (11.06) and the 200 (22.74). Tyler Parrish finished eighth in the 800 (2:01.28).

Completing the top-10 performances: Richert was ninth in the 800 (2:03.69); Avery Franz ninth in the long jump (19-113?4); Caleb Neufeld 10th in the hammer (139-8); and Dewayne Biggs 10th in the 100 (11.38).

Meanwhile, Hannah Holmes paced the women by winning the 5,000-meter run with a time of 19 minutes, 43.01 seconds.

Tabor turned in two third-place finishes:?Jessica Samuel in the 400 (1:02.75); and Samuel, Ashton Kroeker, Paula Young and Sarah Hagen in the 4×400 relay (4:17.34).

Bailey Clark, Kelly Gomez, Kaylee Schmidt and Katey Whitesell finished fourth in the 4×800 relay (11:09.41); and Kroeker was fourth in the triple jump (35-91?2).

Completing the top-10 performances: Hagen was fifth in the 400 (1:02.87); Young seventh in the 3,000 steeplechase (13:26.03); Emily Peterson eighth in the javelin (103-6); Samuel ninth in the 200 (26.60); and Kroeker ninth in the high jump (5-1).

Kansas Relays?Garrett Daugherty competed in the Kansas Relays in Lawrence Friday. He finished fourth in the elite collegiate division of the 800 with a national ?A? qualifying time of 1 minute, 52.34 seconds, which leads the KCAC.

Coming?Tabor will compete at Baker Saturday. Events are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

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