Tabor on track for success, breaking old records

The Tabor men?s and women?s track teams had another record-breaking meet at the Southwestern Relays Saturday, as they gear up for the KCAC meet Thursday and Friday at Sterling College.

?It was a great weather day for a track meet and we saw a lot of good marks for many members of our team,? said coach David Kroeker. ?I know our athletes are looking forward to many outstanding performances at Sterling as a culmination of a lot of training.?

Ryan Chippeaux won the men?s high jump with a leap of six feet, seven inches to qualify for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships.

Brandon Gooden took gold in the men?s 400-meter run, breaking the school record and also qualifying for nationals in 48.28 seconds.

Garrett Daugherty claimed first and broke the Tabor school record in the 1,500 in 4:02.48, erasing one of the oldest standing records set by Brad Weins in 1976 (4:03.40).

Also taking gold for Tabor were Dominick Eastman in the 110 hurdles (14.57), David Loewen in the javelin (166-8), Brielle Lund in the 1,500 (5:56.25) and Emily Post in the triple jump (36-3) and high jump (5-4.9).

Placing second for the men were Nathan Vogel in the 800 (1:55) and the 4×400-meter relay team (3:16). The 4×100 relay team took third (42.55).

Placing fourth were Joel Allen in the 5,000 (16:17), Jacob Heil in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:14) and Henry Kellumen in the triple jump (44-1.5). Coming in fifth were James Dotson in the 400 (51.70) and Aziz Spellman-Smith in the triple jump (43-9.1).

For the women, Tynan Honn took silver in the shot put (40-5.8).

Taking bronze were Makenzie King in the 400 (1:00.28) Hannah Holmes in the 5,000 (20:16) and the 4×400 relay team (4:23).

In fourth were Lund in the 800 (2:27) and Yvonne Brubacher in the pole vault (10-5.9).

Coming ?The Bluejays are scheduled to compete at the KCAC Outdoor Track and Field meet hosted by Sterling College Thursday and Friday.

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