KCAC CHAMPS! Mac College women, men take conference titles on historic night

By Steve Sell
May 04, 2014
McPherson College Sports Information

NORTH NEWTON — McPherson College completed its takeover for dominance of KCAC Track and Field Saturday night by winning both championship divisions in what was an historical and defining moment for the program.

It was the first women’s championship since 1977 and the first ever for the men. Bulldog coach Cameron Magnall was honored as KCAC Coach of the Year for the women and took second in the voting for the men.

“Our team performed incredibly tonight,” Magnall said.  “If one of our athletes dropped off a little, there was always somebody right there to pick them up. It was a complete team effort on both sides and I couldn’t be more proud of our athletes.”

It certainly wasn’t easy for either team. The Mac women scored 181 points to outlast Friends (174) and Southwestern (149). There was a gulf after that, with Sterling fourth with 71, followed by Ottawa (60), Bethany (55), Tabor (44), Saint Mary (32), Kansas Wesleyan (29) and Bethel (22).

The Mac men and Friends waged a spirited battle, with the Bulldogs scoring 178 points compared to 153 for the Falcons. Other totals were Southwestern (130), Tabor (102), Saint Mary (79), Ottawa (70), Sterling (38), Bethel (36) and Bethany (31).

The Mac women were led by KCAC Female Athlete of the Meet in Sharica Pleasant. She was involved in an amazing eight events and accounted for 40 1/2 of the Bulldogs’ points. She won the 100 hurdles (14.7) and also was on the blazing 4 x 100 relay team that also included Kaley Kinnamon, Taylor Smiley and Jazmine Alexander (47.1). The powerful Alexander won the 400 (58.8) as well. Arryana Barton won the shot put (13.25 meters) and Megan Pohlmann dropped the hammer on the hammer field by firing the steel ball 46.42 meters.

An event that really sparked Mac to the championship was the 100, where it captured six of the eight places. The Bulldogs also had four finalists in the 200 as they proved that speed kills.

Firsts for the Mac men were by Akim Muhammad in the 400 (48.4), Aaron Vaughan in the 100 hurdles (15.3), Paul Rotering in the shot (15.91 meters) and Josh Dunback in the hammer (46.07 meters). The 4 x 400 relay team of Muhammad, Jawaun Stewart, Perry Joseph and Marlon Clayton (3:19) also captured the gold.

The Bulldogs will be on public display on Friday when they host the Last Chance Meet at McPherson Stadium.

• Complete McPherson Women’s Results •

100m Dash – 2. Taylor Smiley 12.19

100m Dash – 3. Rea Samuels 12.40

100m Dash – 4. Sharica Pleasant 12.40

100m Dash – 6. Cathy Lowry 12.76

100m Dash – 7. Jazmine Alexander 12.81

100m Dash – 8. Kaley Kinnamon 13.39

200m Dash – 2. Kaley Kinnamon 25.67

200m Dash – 5. Rea Samuels 26.14

200m Dash – 7. Taylor Smiley 26.39

200m Dash – 8. Jazmine Alexander 28.02

400m Dash – 1. Jazmine Alexander 58.76

400m Dash – 5. Kaley Kinnamon 1:01.12

800m Run – Damaje Markham 2:39.78

800m Run – Erika Doty 2:43.70

5000m Run – 6. Savana Cross 20:17.10

5000m Run – Miranda Clark Ulrich 21:39.31

100m Hurdles – 1. Sharica Pleasant 14.69

100m Hurdles – 3. Neka Dias 14.97

100m Hurdles – 5. Dajana Gliesche 15.43

400m Hurdles – 7. Neka Dias 1:13.26

4x100m Relay – 1. 47.03   SR

Sharica Pleasant Taylor Smiley

Kaley Kinnamon Jazmine Alexander

4x400m Relay – 2. 4:02.13   SR

Deja Matlock Sharica Pleasant

Rea Samuels Kaley Kinnamon

Triple Jump – 5. Jasmine Helms 11.19m

Triple Jump – 6. Arryana Barton 11.14m

Shot Put – 1. Arryana Barton 13.25m

Shot Put – 3. Brooke Bush 12.57m

Shot Put – 4. Sharica Pleasant 11.53m

Shot Put – 5. Jill Johnson 11.38m

Shot Put – Dominique Clemons 9.36m

Shot Put – Destiny Reid 8.43m

Hammer – 1. Megan Pohlmann 46.42m

Hammer – 5. Brooke Bush 32.01m

Hammer – 6. Arryana Barton 31.83m

Hammer – Destiny Reid 17.37m

• Complete McPherson Men’s Results •

100m Dash – 4. J’moi Penn 10.88

200m Dash – 4. Akim Muhammad 22.29

200m Dash – 5. J’moi Penn 22.61

200m Dash – 7. Perry Joseph 22.88

400m Dash – 1. Akim Muhammad 48.39

400m Dash – 7. Marlon Clayton 50.94

400m Dash – 8. Jawaun Stuart 51.19

800m Run – 6. Dixon Cooney 1:57.38

800m Run – Brandon Sherier 2:04.36

800m Run – Michael Janzer 2:06.35

800m Run – Cody Brooks 2:13.23

1500m Run – 2. Dixon Cooney 4:00.73

1500m Run – Michael Janzer 4:27.61

1500m Run – Corey Long 4:43.64

1500m Run – Brandon Sherier 4:51.03

5000m Run – Chris Le 17:06.66

5000m Run – Kwan Leung 17:10.04

5000m Run – Kurt Katzdorn 17:39.35

5000m Run – Jordan Bost 17:42.59

110m Hurdles – 1. Aaron Vaughan 15.21

110m Hurdles – 4. Marvin Jackson 15.65

400m Hurdles – 4. Aaron Vaughan 57.14

400m Hurdles – 5. Marvin Jackson 58.31

400m Hurdles – 6. Demetres Greenwood 59.29

4x100m Relay – 3. 41.78   SR

Perry Joseph Akim Muhammad

Jawaun Stuart J’moi Penn

4x400m Relay – 1. 3:18.91

Jawaun Stuart Akim Muhammad

Perry Joseph Marlon Clayton

Pole Vault – 3. Brooks Walsh 4.10m

Triple Jump – 3. Marlon Clayton 13.65m

Triple Jump – Sean Seymore 12.00m

Triple Jump – Landon Stang 11.04m

Shot Put – 1. Paul Rotering 15.91m

Shot Put – 2. Josh Dunback 14.62m

Shot Put – 3. Xavier Bartee 13.85m

Shot Put – Bill Tebbetts 12.18m

Shot Put – AJ Brinkley 12.12m

Shot Put – Evan Clary 11.77m

Hammer – 1. Josh Dunback 46.07m

Hammer – 4. Evan Clary 41.64m

Hammer – Bill Tebbetts 37.93m

Hammer – AJ Brinkley 33.29m


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