MC thinclads face strong competition

By Aric Cherry
January 23, 2016
McPherson College Sports Information

LINCOLN, Neb. —  In the second indoor meet of the season, the McPherson College track and field team had yet another good performance with multiple personal records and Top 5 finishes against some very stiff competition. 

It was a very large meet and the field events were split between two venues, the University of Nebraska's Devaney Center and Nebraska Wesleyan University's Knight Field House.

"It was hard for the team to compete away from each other," Mac coach Robert Spies said. "However, we were able to pull together toward the end of the meet when everyone was under the same roof. It was great to see new and veteran student-athletes competing tough today. Many hit personal best performances which yielded one school record and just missed several others. We are closing in quick on the conference championships and we are getting better each week in preparation for that meet."

Leading the way for the men's team was J'Moi Penn ,who recorded a new PR in the 200 meters with his second-place finish of 22.43 and also took fifth in the 60 meters finishing at 7.12. The junior was .01 seconds off the indoor record for the 200. Jesse Freeman had a very nice day as the freshman took third in the ,5000 with a time of 16:15.30. He also clocked a 2:47.29 in the 1,000. Art Hop cleared 15-3 in the pole vault, which was good enough for third place in the meet. Chris Linnin posted a pair of Top 5 finishes, going 45-1 3/4 in the long jump for third place and 6-4 1/4 in the high jump for fifth.

Laura Gibson set her third McPherson College school record with her time of 18:55.95 in the 5,000,which earned her third-place honors. The Scotland native ran a 5:42.20 in the 1-Mile run as well. Rea Samuels took second in the 60 meters and posted a time of 7.92 in the finals. She also took sixth in the 200, crossing at 26.07.

"It was a good competition day and a good day to see some individual aspects that we need to work on in order to improve," Mac jumps coach Ermelinda Spies said.

• Complete McPherson Women's Results •

60m Dash - 2. Rea Samuels, 7.92

60m Dash - Jasmine Benson, 8.60

200m Dash - 6. Rea Samuels ,26.07

200m Dash - Jasmine Benson, 29.46

400m Dash - Taylor Tiani, 1:05.11

600m Dash - Taylor Dreiling, 3:45.47

1-Mile Run - Laura Gibson, 5:42.20

1-Mile Run - Taylor Dreiling, 6:23.01

1-Mile Run - Lauren Wankum, 6:31.06

3000m Run - Miranda Clark Ulrich, 11:55.96 PR

5000m Run- 3. Laura Gibson, 18:55.95 PR SR

5000m Run - Miranda Clark Ulrich, 20:40.44 PR

5000m Run - Lauren Wankum, 22:32.85

Weight Throw - Ivanna Moyer, 12.60m (41' 4.25") PR

Shot Put - Ivanna Moyer, 11.23 (36' 10.25") PR

Shot Put - Takeia Smith, 11.21m (36' 9.5")

Long Jump - Jasmine Helms ,4.74m (15' 6.25")

Long Jump - Chantelle Theron, 4.74m (15' 6.25")

Long Jump - Erin Hudson, 4.34m (14' 3")

Triple Jump - 4. Jasmine Helms, 10.90m (35' 9.25")

Triple Jump - Erin Hudson, 9.82m (32' 2.75")

High Jump - Aspen Anderson, 1.48m (4' 10.25")

• Complete McPherson Men's Results •

60m Dash - 5. J'Moi Penn, 7.12

200m Dash - 2. J'Moi Penn, 22.43

200m Dash - 6. Akim Muhammad ,22.84

400m Dash - Akim Muhammad, 52.12

400m Dash - Demetres Greenwood, 53.32

400m Dash - Tyler Weller, 56.58

600m Dash - Felix Cervantes, 1:31.10

800m Dash - 5. Dixon Cooney, 1:58.43

800m Dash - Casey Zimmerman, 2:03.50

800m Dash - Michael Janzer, 2:06.98

800m Dash - Gavin Hightower, 2:09.68

800m Dash - Miguel Luna-Sanchez, 2:23.76

1000m Run - Jesse Freeman, 2:47.29

1000m Run - Tyler Weller, 3:03.12 PR

1000m Run - Layne Higgins, 3:03.47

1-Mile Run - Gavin Hightower, 4:43.53

1-Mile Run - Jerod Fuller, 4:45.67 PR

1-Mile Run - Jonathan Dominguez, 4:45.84 PR

1-Mile Run - Layne Higgins, 5:10.25 PR

3000m Run - Jonathan Dominguez, 9:32.25 PR

3000m Run - Kurt Katzdorn, 9:48.72

3000m Run - Felix Cervantes, 9:49.73

5000m Run - 3. Jesse Freeman, 16:15.30

5000m Run - 6. Jerod Fulle,r 16:19.42 PR

5000m Run - Kurt Katzdorn 16:49.29 PR

60m Hurdles - Aaron Vaughan, 9.06

Weight Throw - Michael Barrett, 12.19m (40')

Weight Throw - Miguel Isidro, 10.77m (35' 4")

Shot Put - Michael Barrett, 12.55m (41' 2.25")

Pole Vault - 3. Art Hop, 4.65m (15' 3")

Pole Vault - DeShawn Pfeiff, 3.75m (12' 3.5")

High Jump - 4. Chris Linnin, 1.94m (6' 4.25")

Long Jump - Marlon Clayton, 5.95m (19' 6.25")

Long Jump - Braden Bloomfield, 5.93m (19' 5.5")

Triple Jump - 3. Chris Linnin, 13.76m (45' 1.75") PR

Triple Jump - 5. Marlon Clayton, 13.04m (42' 9.5")

Triple Jump - Braden Bloomfield, 12.40m (40' 8.25")

Triple Jump - Thomas Payne,11.54m (37' 10.5")

4x400m Relay - 5. 3:29.94

(Marlon Clayton, Akim Muhammad

Art Hop, DeShawn Pfeiff)

4x400m Relay - 3:36.43

(Dixon Cooney, Casey Zimmerman

Tyler Weller, Gavin Hightower)


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