Windle, Horner qualify for nationals

The Tabor College track and field team kicked off the outdoor season at Southwestern Thursday, highlighting the meet with three national-qualifying performances.

Alyssa Windle recorded qualifying marks in two events. She won the shot put with a throw of 44 feet, 21⁄2 inches and placed second in the discus (140-8).

Amy Horner qualified in the triple jump with a first-place leap of 38-43⁄4.

The following Bluejays joined Windle and Horner as top-10 finishers.

The 4×400 relay placed third (4:25.63).

Julie Loewen was fifth in the 5,000 (21:21.81) and eighth in the 1,500 (5:21.77).

Sarah Hagen finished ninth in the 400 (1:05.94), while Windle was ninth in the hammer (133-4).

Meanwhile, Wyatt Dickinson turned in the men’s highest finish, placing third in the javelin (157-7).

Cole Younger was fifth in the 100 (10.82) and eighth in the 200 (22.38), while Caleb Gaede placed fifth in the high jump (6-1⁄2).

Daniel Quiring finished fifth in the hammer (148-3) and ninth in the shot put (44-103⁄4).

The 4×100 relay placed sixth (43.74), while the 4×400 was seventh (3:44.58).

Robert Phillips was eighth in the shot put (45-61⁄4) and 10th in the discus (143-10).

Johnny Loera finished eighth in the hammer (138-9).

“The first meet of the year sets the stage from which we hope to improve significantly over the next seven weeks of the season after spring break,” coach Dave Kroeker said.

Coming—Tabor will compete at the Emporia Sate Relays April 1.