MC thinclads cleaning up KCAC honors

By McPherson College Sports Information
January 27, 2014

McPherson College’s track and field team continues to dominate the KCAC weekly honors.

This week, Paul Rotering, Arryana Barton and Rea Samuels were the 'Dogs to earn distinction.

Rotering had a very nice day at Manhattan to be named a first-time KCAC Field Athlete of the Week. He broke his own school record in the shot put with a throw of 14.44 meters. The senior currently sits first in the KCAC by nearly two meters.

Barton was named Women's Field Athlete of the Week for the second straight week after performing very well at the KSU Invite. She started the day off with a school-record-tying mark of 13.04m in the shot put, which puts her in first place of the KCAC and earned her a "B" standard for the national championships. She then jumped 4.60 meters in the long jump. Her final event of the day was the triple jump, posting an 11.28m mark which put her third.

Samuels broke a pair of Mac school records on Saturday to grab her second KCAC Track Athlete of the Week honors. Her first event of the day was the 60, which she finished seventh in, winning her heat with a time of 8.02. She currently sits third with a time of 7.98 in the conference. In the 200, arguably her best event, Samuels placed fourth, again winning her heat. Her time of 26.31 broke the school record that she set a year ago and put her into first in the KCAC. In the 4 x 400 relay, the squad re-set its school record, finishing at 4:10.27, second-best in the KCAC