TC earns 3 gold medals at home meet

Daniel Quiring shows the form that led to a first-place throw in the hammer at the Tabor Invitational Saturday with a throw of 162 feet, 11 inches.
Daniel Quiring shows the form that led to a first-place throw in the hammer at the Tabor Invitational Saturday with a throw of 162 feet, 11 inches.
The Tabor College track and field team hosted a meet Saturday.

Daniel Quiring highlighted the men’s performances by winning the hammer with a throw of 162 feet, 11 inches.

“Daniel had a really good day in the hammer,” coach Dave Kroeker said. “It was a big meet, as far as entrants—over 30 teams—and Daniel won. He’s really getting close to a national qualifying mark, so we’re excited about that.”

Johnny Loera was fourth in the hammer (personal-best 152-1).

In the shot put, Jonathan Gibson placed third (personal-best 49-21⁄4),

“I haven’t had a 15-meter thrower ever before,” Kroeker said. “I think he (threw) 14.99. He did very well.”

Robert Phillips finished sixth (46-71⁄2) in the shot put.

Avery Franz placed fifth in the triple jump (44-23⁄4), while Cole Younger placed sixth in the 200 (22.06).

Younger, Parker Findley, Oree Johnson and Franz were sixth in the 4×400 (3:30.47), while Desmond Barnes, Parker Findley, Johnson and Younger were seventh in the 4×100 (43.63).

Findley finished eighth in the 110 hurdles (personal-best 15.31), while Caleb Gaede was eighth in the high jump (6-1⁄2).

Meanwhile, the women earned two gold medals. Amy Horner won the triple jump (36-81⁄2). Alyssa Windle won the discus (NAIA “A” standard 151-9) and placed second in the shot put (NAIA “B” 42-11).

“Alyssa won the discus, which, again, big meet, very good competition,” Kroeker said. “She did well. Amy won the triple jump. I was very pleased with the champions that we had.”

Julie Loewen finished second in the 3,000 steeplechase (12:42.97).

Sarah Hagen, Horner, Keeley Kroeker and Ashton Kroeker placed third in the 4×400 (4:17.44), while Rachel Hagen, Ashton Kroeker, Sarah Hagen and Horner were fifth in the 4×100 relay (51.25).

Marah Franz placed sixth in the pole vault (personal-best 10-6), while Ashton Kroeker was seventh in the triple jump (34-101⁄2).

Coming—Tabor will compete at Baker Saturday.

“I feel like we’re peaking right now as we’re getting healthy,” Kroeker said. “We’ve struggled with injuries all year, different kids and different things, but things are coming together.”