Mac thinclads compete at final meet

By Steve Sell
February 21, 2015
McPherson College Sports Information

MANHATTAN — McPherson College’s track and field teams competed Friday in the Last Chance Meet.

It’s the final chance for athletes to reach national qualifying standards.

It was a good day for the men with a couple of PRs and a school record.

Dixon Cooney broke his own 800 time with a finish of 1:57.98. Marvin Jackson, Miguel Luna-Sanchez and Art Hop each set individual or McPherson College PRs.

Laura Gibson keyed the day for the women with her school record in the 1,000 (3:14.77). Jasmine Helms went 36-0 for a PR in the triple jump.

Mac will be sending four performers to the 2015 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships March 5-7 in Geneva, Ohio. Perry Joseph will be competing in the 60, Akim Muhammad will be in the 400, Jasmine Alexander will be running both the 60 and the 400 dashes and Arryana Barton will compete in the shot put.

• McPherson Men's Results •

60m Dash - Josiah Oyebefun 7.08

60m Dash - J'Moi Penn 7.12

200m Dash - Perry Joseph 22.74

200m Dash - Josiah Oyebefun 23.13

800m Dash - 1. Dixon Cooney 1:57.98 PR SR

800m Dash - Miguel Luna-Sanchez 2:06.10 PR

60m Hurdles - Marvin Jackson 8.82 PR

4x400m Relay - 3:26.00

Jawaun Stuart, Akim Muhammad

Perry Joseph, Demetres Greenwood

Pole Vault - Art Hop 4.60m PR

• McPherson Women's Results •

1000m Run - Laura Gibson 3:14.77 PR SR

Long Jump - Chantelle Theron 4.36m

Triple Jump - Jasmine Helms 10.97m PR

Triple Jump - Arryana Barton 10.95m