Bluejays claim four first-place finishes

by Katie Morford

The Free Press

The Tabor College men?s and women?s track teams competed at the Last Chance KSU Indoor track meet Friday, taking home four first-place finishes.

?The teams both have had super indoor seasons and we hope to build on this good start for a great outdoor campaign,? said coach David Kroeker.

For the men, Ishmael Morris took sixth in the 200-meter dash in 23.22 seconds. James Dotson placed ninth in the 400 in 54.15.

Nathan Vogel won the 600 in 1:13. Chris Lopez placed second in the 800 in 1:58, and Joel Allen and Jacob Heil tied for ninth at 2:03.86.

Garrett Daugherty and Phillip Magos placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 1,000-meter run in 2:35 and 2:44. Daugherty placed fifth in the mile run in 4:36 and Allen placed ninth in 4:39. Allen placed fourth in the 3,000 meters 9:13.

Dominick Eastman took fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.13.

The Tabor 4×400 relay team, of Morris, Eastman, Lopez and Vogel, took first in 3:27.77.

Eastman won the triple jump with a leap of 14.11 meters.

Michael Klaassen placed seventh in the shot put with a toss of 14.65 meters and seventh in the weight throw at 15.56.

For the Tabor women, Makenzie King placed eighth in the 200-meter dash in 27.25 and took fifth in the 400 in 1:00.66.

Brielle Lund finished second in the 1,000 in 3:20 and second in the mile at 5:25.88. Lund won the 3,000 meters in 11:01.

Emily Post placed sixth in the high jump with a leap of 1.63 meters. Post placed second in the triple jump at 10.67.

Jasmine Peggese placed 10th in the weight throw with a toss of 13.77 m.

?Dominick (Eastman) ran a great race in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles and ran just a great time (8.11),? Kroeker said. ?Going into nationals next week he has the second-fastest time in the nation in that event.

?Nathan (Vogel) had to run a qualifying time without much competition and he just went out and did it. That is just super hard to do.?

Coming?Tabor is scheduled to compete at the NAIA Indoor National Meet in Johnson City, Ohio, March 1.

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