BC thinclads have good KCAC meet

By Laura Moreno
February 15, 2015

MANHATTAN — Fresh off Morgan Darden, Ben Hanson and Seth Derr being crowned champions at Day One of the KCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, Bethany College  competed at Day Two on Saturday.

The Bethany men finished sixth with 41.5 points. Friends University won the championship with 126.5 points, followed by McPherson College (112), University of Saint Mary (72), Tabor College (67), Southwestern College (46), Bethany College (41.5), Sterling College (29), Ottawa University (19) and Kansas Wesleyan University (14).

The Swede women placed eighth with 27 points. Friends University won the championships with 156.5 points, followed by Southwestern College (134), Ottawa University (85), University of Saint Mary (69), McPherson College (44), Sterling College (38), Tabor College (28.50), Bethany College (27) and Kansas Wesleyan University and Bethel College (2).

Hanson placed second in the men's shot put at 13.92m (45-8). Cody Derr finished seventh at 42-7, followed by Trey Lyles in 17th at 35-2.

On the women's side, Darden placed second with 42-0, a National B standard. Briana Dietz took ninth at 34-8.5).

Seth Derr placed fifth in the men's high jump with a mark of  6-1.25). Noah Smucker finished ninth in the men's triple jump at 40-04.75, and took sixth in the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.92.

In the men's 600, Robyn Haynes took home the silver medal with a 1:23.45 time. On the women's side, Kylee Martinez finished 10th with a 1:51.38. Erving Altamirano placed sixth in the 400 at 52.74, followed by Smucker in 12th at 54.07 and Cale Green in 13th at 54.27. Layne Gilliland took eighth in the women's 400 at 1:02.95. Zach Hartwell placed eighth in the men's 800 at 2:04.43.

In the men's mile, Ivan Perez finished 17th with a time of 5:05.42. On the women's side, Martinez placed seventh at 5:43.71, followed by Aburto in ninth at 5:55.61 and Benoit in 10th at 5:55.73. Aburto finished 11th in the 1,000 at 3:34.58.

In the women's 200 dash, Amy Bosley placed 12th with a time of 27.57, followed by Erin Borchard in 18th at 28.74. On the men's side, Green took 17th at 25.57. Ivan Perez finished 25th in the men's 3,000m at 10:19.41.

The Swedes men's 4 x 400 relay team of Altamirano, Hartwell, Smucker and Haynes placed fourth at 3:29.87.

"It was a fantastic meet for us and was a great spring board heading into into outdoor," Bethany coach Ken Ciolek said. "The coaching staff could not be prouder of all of our student-athletes and how they competed."

The Swedes return to action February 21 at the Kansas State Open (Last Chance Meet).