Heil sets TC 5,000-meter mark

The Tabor track team hosted 23 other teams in the Tabor College Invitational April 20, their only home meet.

?We had a super meet as a team with numerous season bests in a large meet,? coach David Kroeker said.

?Jacob Heil won the men?s 5,000 meter in school-record time, shattering the old record by over 30 seconds.?

In women?s field events, Emily Post won the high jump by clearing 1.50 meters and the women?s triple jump with a leap of 11.22. Jasmine Peggese won the hammer throw at 43.35 and Tynan Honn won the shot put at 12.89. Yvonne Brubacher was fifth in the pole vault (3.05).

On the track, Erin Flaming won 3,000 steeplechase, Brielle Lund took second in the 5,000 (19:13) and Makenzie King was fourth in the 400 (1:02.64).

For the men, Heil?s winning time in the 5,000 was 15:56. Justin Ball, Nathan Vogel, Matt Spurgeon and Dylan Crawford won the 4×800 in 8:10.83.

Winning third for Tabor were Gabe Battis in the 100 (11.15), Brandon Gooden in the 400 (50.61) and Henry Kellumen in triple jump (12.95).

Placing fourth were Battis in the 200 (22.61), Ryan Chippeaux in the high jump (1.91), Brian Mendoza in long jump (6.44) and David Loewen in the javelin (51.37).

Tabor took fourth in the 4×100 (43.64) and fifth in the 4×400 (3:46.40).

Ball was fifth in the 800 (2:02) and Michael Klaassen in the hammer (44.56).

?The men?s team competed very well as a group against very good competition,? Kroeker said. ?Again, many season-bests on the women?s side as well.?

Coming?The Bluejays are scheduled to compete at Baker University Saturday.