TC wins five at KCAC championships

Garrett Daugherty gains distance from Saint Mary?s Josh Whittaker to win the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:33.54 at the KCAC indoor track and field championships. Daugherty also won the mile in a national-qualifying 4:18.16 and anchored the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. Phyllis Richert Photo

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.

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