Tabor track earns 10 first-place finishes



The Tabor College track teams opened their outdoor season by earning 10 first-place finishes in a small home meet Saturday.

The Bluejays claimed 27 top-three finishes for the day.

?For the first outdoor meet of the year, things went very well,? said coach David Kroeker.

For the women, Katarina Plaza placed third in the 100 m. dash in 15.07.

Makenzie King earned first place in both the 200 and the 400 with times of 26.74 and 1:00.18, respectively.

Kaylin Barnhardt came in sixth in the 800 m. run in 2:47.

Brielle Lund won the 1,500 run in 5:08.32. Kaitlyn Lowry placed third in 5:37 and Hannah Holmes was fourth in 5:39.

The 4×100 team won with a time of 56.09.

Emily Post took first in the triple jump with a leap of 11.10 meters and won the high jump by clearing 1.6 meters. Cassie Whiteneck placed third in the high jump with a leap of 1.30.

Yvonne Brubacher took first in the pole vault by clearing 2.74 meters. Jessica Yraceburu came in fifth with a jump of 2.43.

Jasmine Peggese earned first in the hammer with a toss of 138 feet. Samantha Van Ranken came in sixth at 37.28 meters and Tynan Honn finished eighth at 32.28.

Peggese finished third in the discus with a throw of 33.39 meters, ahead of Van Ranken in fifth at 30.4 and Caitlin Honn in sixth at 29.91.

Van Ranken won the javelin with a throw of 39.11 meters, just five centimeters short of a national qualifying mark. Caitlin Honn came in fifth at 30.73.

Tynan Honn took second in the shot put with a throw of 11.68 meters. Peggese came in fifth at 9.84 and Ruthann Ralstin finished sixth at 9.4.

For the men, Aziz Spellman-Smith placed sixth in the 100 in 11.80, Colin Mainord finished seventh in 11.81 and Jordan Ragsdale was eighth in 11.9.

Tyson Brockel placed fifth in the 200 in 23.63 and Mainord tied for sixth at 23.91. Joshua Taylor came in ninth in 24.47 and Henry Kellumen placed 10th in 25.22.

James Dotson came in third in the 400 in 52.31, ahead of teammates Brockel, who placed sixth in 53.81, and Alex Salazar, who took seventh in 54.25. Taylor placed ninth in 54.99.

Sam Castro came in eighth in the 800 in 2:09 and Zane Klein came in ninth in 2:10.

Garrett Daugherty placed third in the 1,500 in 4:15, Chris Lopez took fourth in 4:17.16. Joel Allen was fifth in 4:17.18, Nathan Vogel was sixth in 4:17.51 and Dylan Crawford placed eighth in 4:30.

Allen took second in the 5,000 in 16:03. Jacob Heil was seventh in 16:47 and Crawford eighth in 16:50.

Jake Nachtigal took third in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.57.

Brandon Gooden won the 400-meter hurdles in 56.62. Caesar Romero was fourth in 1:03.

Heil took second place in the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:22.

The 4×100 team placed third in 44.43.

Tabor?s A team took second in the 4×400 in 3:30, just ahead of the B team, which placed third in 3:35. The D team took seventh in 3:56 and the C team came in eighth in 3:58.

Ryan Chippeaux came in fourth in the high jump with a leap of 1.91 meters. Mickey Polley placed third in the pole vault by clearing 3.81 meters.

Spellman-Smith took second in the triple jump with a leap of 43 feet, 5.25 inches.

David Loewen came in 10th in the discus throw with a toss of 34.08 meters and placed second in the javelin with a throw of 48.7 meters.

Michael Klaassen was fourth in the hammer throw at 45.3, with Sean Giroir coming in seventh at 34.34. Klaassen placed third in the shot put with a toss of 14.04 meters and.Clark Wozich was eighth at 10.25.

Coming?Tabor is scheduled to compete at Southwestern College Thursday.

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