The Tabor track and field teams took part in the Emporia State University Invitational Saturday, where their competitors included athletes from schools such as Kansas, Kansas State and Emporia State.
“Overall, I was pleased with the performances of both the men’s and women’s teams in the meet,” coach Dave Kroeker said. “The meet after spring break—and not competing last week—always is a little tough to get back into competition mode, but we did that fairly well.”
Two Bluejays paved the way for the Tabor women with first place finishes: Brielle Lund in the 1,500-meter run (4 minutes, 57.37 seconds) and Emily Post in the triple jump (37 feet, 8 inches).
Post took second in the high jump (5-5.25), while Lund claimed third in the 5,000 (19:30.95).
The Tabor men were led by six athletes, all finishing third in their respective events: Alex Grier in the 100 (10.84), Phillip Magos in the 1,500 (4:12.94), Jacob Heil in the 5,000 (15:47.87, new school record), Garrett Daugherty in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:33.79), Jake Nachtigal in the triple jump (38-5) and Michael Klaassen in the hammer (157-1).
Heil was named KCAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.
Coming—Tabor will compete at the Hutchinson Community College Invitational Saturday.