BOULDER, Colo. - The Fort Hays State women's track and field team traveled west to compete in altitude at the Colorado Invitational in Boulder. The Tigers are bringing back multiple top-ten finishes and one first performance which also turned in a provisional mark.
Alexcia Deutscher led the Tigers on the day with a first place finish in the javelin, earning her yet another provisional mark on the season. Deutscher threw for a top mark of 141 feet, 3 inches. Teammates Kaci Vaughn (third place, 120 feet, 10 inches) and Kalynn Foster (sixth place, 109 feet, 1 inch) also finished strong in the event.
Lindsay Shupe claimed a sixth place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 25.27, followed by an eighth place finish in the 400 meters after turning in a time of 58.10. In the 400 meter hurdles, Peri Lange earned a ninth place finish with a time of 1:05.44.
In field events, Summer Kragel performed a personal best in the high jump to claim third place with a mark of 5 feet, 5 inches. Haley George placed fifth at 5 feet, 3 inches, and Robin Ritsema rounded out with a tenth place finish at 5 feet, 3 inches. Rohey Singhateh finished in seventh place in the long jump with a mark of 17 feet, 6 inches, but capped her day with a third place finish in the triple jump at 37 feet, 8 inches. Kayla Smith placed eighth in the long jump with her distance of 17 feet, 5 inches, and fourth in the triple jump at 37 feet, 5 inches. In the hammer throw, Laurel Haley went for 156 feet, 10 inches to place eighth in the field.
The Tigers are back in action next weekend (April 12-13) as they travel to MIAA foe in Nebraska-Kearney.
Meyer captures automatic, Newell provisional at Colorado Invitational
At the Colorado Invitational, the Fort Hays State men's track and field team battled the altitude change to earn strong finishes and qualifying marks in Boulder. The weekend produced the Tigers' first automatic mark, along with an NCAA provisional to bring back to Hays.
Brett Meyer captured the first automatic mark of the season for FHSU after earning a fifth place finish in the 1,500-meters with a strong time of 3:49.65. Kolt Newell also brought the competition in the high jump as he claimed second place to earn his provisional following a jump of 6 feet, 11 inches.
In the 100-meters, Philip Landrum earned a second place finish with a time of 10.88 alongside a fourth place finish in the 200-meters with a mark of 21.68. Brayden Soza earned a tenth place finish in the 200-meters with his own strong time of 21.68. Sabino Medrano captured a tenth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles following his time of 15.66, while earning 12th place in the 400-meter hurdles at 58.27.
The quad of Matthew Pieper, Shane Finegan, Meyer and Landrum accounted for a sixth place finish in the 4x400 meter relay with a combined time of 3:21.69.
Close behind Newell in the high jump was teammate Lucas Broxterman who earned an eighth place finish in the event with his own mark of 6 feet, 5 inches. Ryan Stanley claimed eighth in the pole vault with his height of 15 feet, 5 inches and Mark Faber was on his heels in ninth place with a jump of 14 feet, 11 inches.
Gilbert Peters went for fifth place in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 4 inches, While Jacob Gaughan placed seventh in the discus with a heave of 154 feet, 3 inches. In the javelin, two Tigers placed in the top ten starting with a runner-up finish by Cameron Fouts at 179 feet, 9 inches, and a sixth place title by Trey Teeter who threw for 167 feet, 11 inches.
The Tigers are back on the track next weekend (April 12-13) as they travel to visit MIAA foe in Nebraska-Kearney.