The Tabor College indoor track and field team competed in the KCAC championships at Kansas State Friday and Saturday.
The Bluejays won five gold medals and numerous all-KCAC performances by placing in the top three.
For the men?s team, Garrett Daugherty won the mile in a national-qualifying time of 4:18.16 which set a new meet record. He also won the 1,000-meter (2:33.54).
As the anchor in the 4×400 relay, Daugherty came from behind to win the event, with teammates Caleb Blue, Bret Mueller and Keith Francis (3:26.47).
Richert, Francis, Tyler Parrish and Mueller finished first in the men?s distance medley relay (10:40.80).
Placing second for the men were: Avery Franz in the triple jump (44-31?4) and Blue in the 400 (51.09).
Tyler Entz was third in the high jump (6-31?4), and Trenton Parrish was third in the pole vault (12-51?2).
Josh Richert, Tyler Parrish, Mueller and Daugherty placed fourth in the 4×800 relay in a national-qualifying time of 7:56.83.
Additional men?s events placing fourth through sixth and earning all-KCAC honorable mention were:?Mueller, fifth in the 600 (1:25.66); Oree Johnson, sixth in the 60 (7.25); Richert, sixth in the 800 (2:03.02); and Shawn Johnston, sixth in the 35-pound weight throw (45-9).
Meanwhile, for the women, Hannah Holmes won the 5,000-meter in 18:40.79, surpassing her previous indoor record by nearly 50 seconds and narrowly missing the national qualifying mark. Holmes placed third in the 3,000 (10:52.82).
Jessica Samuel, Ashton Kroeker, Paula Young and Sarah Hagen placed third in the 4×400 with a time of 4:16.90, setting a new Tabor indoor record.
Women placing fourth through sixth and earning all-KCAC honorable mention were:?Jessica Samuel, sixth in the 400 (1:02.47); Young, Kroeker, Kelly Gomez and Katey Whitesell, fifth in the distance medley relay (13:46.23); and Kroeker, fifth in the high jump (4-73?4).
Coming?Tabor will compete in a last chance meet at the University of Nebraska Friday.