Tabor track finishes 1st, 2nd at ACCK meet at Sterling

With the women placing first and the men second in the team competition, the Tabor College track program scored 15 first-place individual finishes Saturday at the ACCK meet at Sterling College.

The Bluejay women finished with 11 gold medals and 240 team points en route to the team title.

Kelli Kopper led with four wins, including the 400-meter, finishing in 59.42 seconds.

Also part of three gold-medal relay teams, Kopper teamed with Tasia Johnson, Kayla Gershon and Jessica Burden in the 4×100 to win in 49.82.

Johnson also won the 100 in 12.46 and the long jump at 5.75 meters.

Kopper, Tessa Siebert, Andrea Batista and DeAndrea Pierce comprised the first-place 4×400 team that won in 4:13.82.

Completing the sweep, the 4×800 team of Kopper, Siebert, Christina Addison and Jordan Zielke won in 10:07.22.

Siebert also picked up an individual gold medal, winning the 800 in 2:28.54. Emily Post won the high jump (4-10) and triple jump (10.83 meters). Chelsea Malone won the javelin with a throw of 38.41 meters.

The Tabor men claimed four first-place medals, and finished 17 points behind Bethany with 135 points.

Spencer Boyes won gold medals in the 5,000 in 18:08.24 and the 10,000 in 36:45.13.

Finishing with a time of 50.01, Justin Ball picked up a gold medal in the 400, and Aaron Munsch won the shot put with a toss of 12.08 meters.

Coming?The Bluejays will host the Tabor College Invitational Wednesday. Some athletes will participate in the Kansas University Relays, which occur Thursday through Saturday.

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