Both Tabor College indoor track and field teams placed in the top three at the 2013 KCAC Indoor Track & Field Championships last weekend at Kansas State University.
The men’s team placed second with 117 points behind Southwestern (138), while the women took third place with 105 points behind Southwestern (161) and Friends (141).
The men’s and women’s teams were aided by a number of first-place finishes.
The following men claimed gold medals: Alex Grier, 200 meter (22.60 seconds); Nathan Vogel, 600 meters (1:23.90); Garrett Daugherty, 1,000 (2:32.98, also a meet record); Michael Klaassen, 35-pound weight throw (16.10 meters); Aziz Spellman-Smith,triple jump (13.70); and the men’s 4×400 relay team of Grier, Tyson Brockel, Daugherty and Vogel (3:26.88, also a meet record).
First-place finishes for the women included: Emily Post, high jump (1.62 meters) and long jump (5.21); and the distance medley relay team of Brielle Lund, Makenzie King, Ashley Kemling and Hannah Holmes (13:21.39).
“Both teams competed extremely well, and we have a lot to look forward to in the coming outdoor season,” coach Dave Kroeker said.
Individuals turning in all-KCAC performance as second- and third-place winners were Phillip Magos, 600; Joel Allen, 5,000; Mickey Polley, pole vault; Spellman-Smith, long jump; King, 400; Kristen Harris, 600 and pole vault; Lund, 1,000 and 3,000; Post, triple jump; and Ruthann Ralstin, 20-pound weight throw.
Relays earning all KCAC recognition were the men’s 4×800 (Daugherty, Vogel, Bret Mueller Magos), men’s distance medley (Garrett, Vogel, Mueller, Allen), the women’s 4×800 (Lund, Kemling, King, Harris) and the women’s distance medley (Harris, Lund, King, Holmes).