MANHATTAN — The third-ever KCAC Track & Field Indoor Championships kicked off on Friday.
The McPherson College women, en route to breaking a couple of records, compiled 30 points while a first and two fourths gave the men's team 18 points through the five events on the opening day.
"We had some very strong performances, including a few new records today," Mac coach Cameron Magnall said. "Both teams set themselves up well going into tomorrow's competition.”
Megan Pohlmann gave the Mac women a great start with her first-place finish in the weight throw, tossing 14.53m. Brooke Bush took fourth to give Mac 14 points in the event, throwing 10.41m. Another pair of MC athletes placed in the long jump with Sharica Pleasant earning second with her jump of 5.16m and Arryana Barton finishing third with the mark of 5.07m; Pleasant's distance in the long jump gave her yet another school record, breaking her distance from a year ago. Savana Cross posted a time of 19:51.27 to give her a fifth-place finish in the 5,000m run. The women's 4 x 800 team finished eighth, but broke Mac's school record with a time of 10:51.48. The team was comprised of Deja Matlock, Erika Doty, Heidi Lyne and Damaje Markham.
The 18 points for the men were tabulated by newcomer Brooks Walsh in the pole vault, 4.00m, the men's 4 x 800 relay team, which was comprised of Corey Long, Dixon Cooney, Chris Newell and Michael Janzer, 8:20.12, and Josh Dunback, who was crowned champion in the weight throw with his toss of 14.50m.
Complete McPherson Women's Results:
5000m run - 5. Savana Cross 19.51.27
5000m run - Miranda Clark Ulrich 21:05.16
4 x 800 relay - 10:51.48 SR
(Deja Matlock Erika Doty
Heidi Lyne Damaje Markham)
Long Jump - 2. Sharica Pleasant 5.16m (16' 11") SR
Long Jump - 3. Arryana Barton 5.07m (16' 7.5")
Long Jump - Dajana Gliesche 4.84m (15' 10.5")
Long Jump - Jasmine Helms 4.74m (15' 6.5")
Weight Throw - 1. Megan Pohlmann 14.53m (47' 8")
Weight Throw - 4. Brooke Bush 10.41m (34' 2")
Complete McPherson Men's Results:
5000m run - Chris Le 16:50.74
5000m run - Kurt Katzdorn 17:04.18
5000m run - Kwan Leung 17:11.59
4 x 800 relay - 4. 8:20.12
(Corey Long Dixon Cooney,
Chris Newell Michael Janzer)
Pole Vault - 4. Brooks Walsh 4.00m (13' 1.5")
Weight Throw - 1. Josh Dunback 14.50m (47' 7")
Weight Throw - AJ Brinkley 12.15m (39' 10.5")
Weight Throw - Evan Clary 11.55m (37' 10.5")
Weight Throw - Bill Tebbetts 11.46m (37' 7")
Long Jump - Lyle Buckner 6.14m (20' 1.5")
Long Jump - Sean Seymore 6.11m (20' 0.5")
Long Jump - Marlon Clayton 6.01m (19' 8.5")
Long Jump - Chandler Dohe 5.69m (18' 8")
Long Jump - Landon Stang 5.62m (18' 5.25")
Long Jump - Jake Singley 5.15m (16' 10.75"