Tabor men place third at Bethel

Wyatt Dickinson shows the form that led to a gold-medal performance in the javelin at Bethel Saturday with a throw of 152 feet, 7 inches. Daniel Quiring also earned a gold medal at the meet, winning the hammer with a KCAC-best throw of 159-9.The Tabor College track and field team sent athletes to both the KT Woodman Classic at Wichita State Friday and the Bethel Invitational Saturday.

Tabor’s distance runners competed at WSU Friday.

Julie Loewen was the women’s highest finisher. She placed 12th in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 12 minutes, 45.48 seconds.

Josh Richert was the men’s highest placer. He was 32nd in the 800 (2:05.26).

The rest of the team competed at Bethel Saturday.

Tabor swept the top three places in the hammer and had six scoring finishers among the top seven in that event.

Daniel Quiring won the gold medal with a KCAC-best throw of 159 feet, 9 inches. Johnny Loera was second (150-5), Robert Phillips third (140-10), Matt Richert fifth (132-9), Israel Washington sixth (116-2) and Wyatt Dickinson seventh (113-7).

Wyatt Dickinson earned Tabor’s second gold medal, finishing first in the javelin (152-7).

Cole Younger was second in the 100 (10.89) and sixth in the 200 (22.23).

In the shot put, Phillips was second (46-83⁄4), Quiring third (44-51⁄2) and Loera seventh (42-83⁄4).

Younger, Oree Johnson, Josh Richert and Riley Ballou-Lyngstad were third in the 4×400 (3:32.78).

Three Bluejays scored points in the 400. Oree Johnson finished fourth (53.48), Avery Franz fifth (53.51) and Josh Richert, sixth (54.24).

Denton Rathke placed fourth in the discus (127-10). Phillips was sixth in that event (123-4).

As a team, the men finished third with 96 points behind McPherson (173) and Bethany (99).

Meanwhile, for the women, Alyssa Windle earned two gold medals. She won both the shot put (NAIA “A” standard 45-1, which set a new outdoor school record) and the discus (156-1). She was second in the hammer (123-11).

The women turned in two additional first-place finishes. Amy Horner, Ashton Kroeker, Marah Franz and Sarah Hagen won the 4×400 (4:19.25), while Franz won the pole vault (9-6).

Ashton Kroeker was third in the triple jump (34-43⁄4), while Rachel Hagen, Kroeker, Sarah Hagen and Horner were fourth in the 4×100 (51.30).

Rachel Hagen was fourth in the long jump (15-23⁄4), while Sarah Hagen was eighth in the 400 (1:08.12).

As a team, the women finished fifth with 65 points behind Bethany (102), Bethel (97), Langston (89) and McPherson (70).

Coming—Tabor will host an invitational meet Saturday.

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