Tabor track earns six firsts at home

Robert Nenadal won the hammer throw at the Tabor College Invitational Wednesday with a distance of 146 feet, 9 inches. Nenadal was one of four first-place finishes turned in by the Bluejay men?s team.The Tabor College track and field team won six events at its home invitational on a windy Wednesday.

The Bluejay men claimed four first-place medals: Paul Williams in the 10,000 (36 minutes, 27.76 seconds), Robert Nenadal in the hammer (146 feet, 9 inches), Tyler Entz in the high jump (6-4), and Phillip Magos, Josh Richert, Bret Mueller and Garrett Daugherty in the 4×800 relay (8:18.66).

Two Tabor men placed second: Alex Grier in the 100 (10.85), and Caleb Blue in the 400 (50.18).

Blue, Daugherty, Josiah Oyebefun and Grier placed third in the 4×100 (42.96), while David Loewen was third in the javelin (172-05).

For the women, Brielle Lund won the 1,500 (5:15.19) and Hannah Holmes, the 5,000 (19:17.08).

Kristen Harris claimed second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:07.23).

?I was very pleased with the improvement we are showing in many of our events,? coach Dave Kroeker said. ?We are coming down to the end of our season and are starting to peak at just the right time.?

KT Woodman Classic?Tabor participated in the KT Woodman Classic in Wichita April 11-12.

?We had a number of excellent results from a windy and warm meet on Friday night and Saturday at WSU,? coach Dave Kroeker said.

A highlight of the meet included a 13th-place finish for Alex Grier in the 200-meter dash in a national-qualifying time of 21.63. Having previously qualified in the 100, Grier lowered his time to 10.67 in that event.

Tabor set a number of new personal records. Caleb Blue finished the 200 in 22.28 and the 400 in 49.60. Robert Nenadal set a personal best in the hammer at 149-8.

Coming?Tabor will compete at Southwestern Saturday.

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