BC's Hanson tops at KCAC Championships

By Steve Sell
May 03, 2015

LINDSBORG — Ben Hanson resembled the Hammer of Thor for Bethany College’s track and field team as the KCAC Championships wrapped up on Saturday, hosted by the Swedes.

Hanson was named the meet’s Outstanding Male Performer after winning the shot put, discus and hammer throws.

Behind Hanson, the Swedes took fifth place. Friends was first with 176 points, while Saint Mary (126) and McPherson College (107 1/2) were the top three.

Seth Derr won the javelin for the Swedes and Robyn Haines won the 400.

For the Bulldogs, Art Hop (pole vault), Chris Newell (steeplechase) and two relays triumphed.

The 4 x 100 team included Josiah Oyebefun, Demetres Greenwood, Jawaun Stewart and J’Moi Penn. That same quartet won the 4 x 4.

On the women’s side, Bethany’s Morgan Darden doubled by winning the discus and hammer. She helped the Swedes to fourth place with 94 points, trailing Friends (233), Southwestern (152) and Ottawa (111).

McPherson College was seventh with 37, but did receive a double gold from Rea Samuels in the two sprints.

KCAC Championships

Team Scores

• MEN •

Friends 176, Saint Mary 126, McPherson College 107 1/2, Tabor 99, Bethany 96, Southwestern 80, Ottawa 64 1/2, Sterling 48, Kansas Wesleyan 8, Bethel 7

• WOMEN •

Friends 233, Southwestern 152, Ottawa 111, Bethany 94, Saint Mary 64, Sterling 60, McPherson College 37, Tabor 37, Bethel 10, Kansas Wesleyan 9.

MAC (M) and Bethany (B) Placers

Top 8 Score

• MEN •

Long jump — 2. Smith (M). 7. S. Derr (B).

Discus — 1. Hanson (B). 3. Bartee (M). 5. C. Derr (B).

Javelin — 1. S. Derr (B). 3. White (B). 

High jump — 3. Dohe (M). 7. Smith (M).

Hammer — 1. Hanson (B). 4. Lyles (B). 5. C. Derr (B). 7. Barrett (M).

Pole vault — 1. Hop (M). 4. Pugh (M).

Shot put — 1. Hanson (B). 

Steeplechase — 1. Newell (M). 

110 hurdles — 5. Smucker (B).

400 — 1. Haynes (B). 

100 — 2. Penn (M). 3. Oyebefun (M).

4 x 800 relay — 7. McPherson College.

400 hurdles — 2. Smucker, (B). 4. Greenwood (M).

200 — 3. Penn (M). 7. Oyebefun (M).

10,000 — 8. Katzdorn (M).

4 x 100 relay — 1. McPherson College. 4. Bethany College.

1500 — 3. Cooney (M).

800 — 6. Cooney (M).

4 x 400 relay — 1. McPherson College. 2. Bethany College.

• WOMEN •

Long jump — 6 Hulse (B). 8. Helms (M).

Discus — 1. Darden (B). 4. Nordyke (B). 7. Dietz (B). 8. Moyer (M).

Javelin — 2. Burton (B). 5. Roth (B). 6. Large (B). 8. Shaheen (B).

High jump — 6. Large (B).

Hammer — 1. Darden (B). 3. Ohlschwager (B). 6. Nordyke (B). 7. Dietz (B). 8. Moyer (M).

Triple jump — 6. Helms (M). 

Pole vault — 4. Roth (B).

Shot put — 2. Darden (B). 7. Dietz (B). 8. Ohlschwager (B).

100 — 1. Samuels (M).

4 x 800 relay — 5. Bethany. 

400 hurdles — 4. Large (B).

200 — 1. Samuels (M). 

4 x 100 relay — 3. McPherson College. 6. Bethany College.

1500 — 4. Gibson (M). 

5000 — 7. Gibson (M).

4 x 400 relay — 3. Bethany. 


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