Washburn Track and Field places fifth at UCM

Bryan Grabauskas Washburn Review

The Ichabod track teams traveled to Missouri Jan. 19 to participate in the University of Central Missouri Invite. Overall, both the men’s and women’s teams ranked fifth out of the eight teams competing at the event.

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The runners for the men’s side racked up 35.85 points, while the women earned 43. The Ichabods may not have ranked very high overall, but they shined in a few events.

{{tncms-inline alignment=”left” content=”<p dir="ltr">Men’s Pole Vault: Jack Noble, sixth; Austin Tebecky, ninth; Caleb Bradley, 11th; Cale Snyder, 12th; Logan Stock, 12th; and Kris Wood, 16th.</p> <p dir="ltr">Men’s Long Jump: Trevin Wiens, 15th; Kameron Spencer, 17th; Ramel Mason, 22nd; and Cedric Lee, 23rd.</p> <p dir="ltr">Men’s Shot Put: Michael Majors, 10th; Colton Dunkle, 16th; Jesse Renfro, 21st; Sam Stranathan, 24th; and Marcos Garcia, 30th.</p> <p dir="ltr">Men’s Weight Throw: Michael Majors, 14th; Dallas Thompson, 16th; Colton Dunkle, 20th; Jesse Renfro, 26th; Sam Stranathan, 27th; and Marcos Garcia, 28th.</p> <p dir="ltr">Women’s eight throw, including another top ten ranking: Jordan Hoffman, ninth; Kylie James, 12th; Melody Baker, 15th; Shelby Edwards, 16th; and Dayle Davis, 19th.</p> <p dir="ltr">Four of the weight throwers also participated in the Shot Put: Jordan Hoffman, ninth; Kylie James, 10th; Dayle Davis, 12th; and Melody Baker, 14th.</p>” id=”47a2f542-9240-414b-9c75-b3062843d8a3″ style-type=”fact” title=”On the Field” type=”relcontent” width=”half”}}

On the field, Washburn ranked top five in four events. Kevin Norville won the men’s triple jump, with Ramel Mason close behind in third. Tom Haug earned fifth in the men’s high jump, with Jacob Newlin taking ninth in the same event.

Makayla Kueser came third in the women’s long jump and McKenzie Blevins got ninth. In the women’s high jump, Grace Ivey earned fifth while Makayla Kueser earned ninth. Finally, Rachael Mayberry and Natalie Lanman came in second and fifth, respectively, in the women’s pole vault.

Ichabods earned top five rankings in six running events. Corey Ballentine earned first in the 200m dash and third in the 60m dash. In the Women’s 60m Dash, Tyjai Adams earned fourth and Madalynn Norris earned fifth.

Chia Okoro and Jenny Krause earned fourth and fifth, respectively, in the women’s 600yd run.

{{tncms-inline alignment=”left” content=”<p dir="ltr">Men’s 60m Hurdles: Josh Wright, seventh; Trevin Wiens, ninth; Logan Stock, 11th; Michael Pearl, 12th; Jacob Newlin, 16th.</p> <p dir="ltr">Men’s 60m Dash: Corey Ballentine, fourth(P), third(F); Josh Wright, eighth(P).</p> <p dir="ltr">Men’s 200m Dash: Corey Ballentine, first; Skyler Henry, 11th.</p> <p dir="ltr">Men’s 600yd Dash: Skyler Henry, 12th; Cedric Smith, 13th.</p> <p dir="ltr">Men’s 3000m Run: Brandon Hoeffner, ninth.</p> <p dir="ltr">Women’s 60m Hurdles: Tyjai Adams, fourth(P), fourth(F); Madalynn Norris, fifth(P), fifth(F); Morgan Howard, seventh.</p> <p dir="ltr">Women’s 600yd Run: Chia Okoro, fourth; Jenny Krause, fifth; Lindsay Stinson, 13th.</p> <p dir="ltr">Women’s 60m Dash: Shae Ware, 19th; Darian Hillebert, 21st; Jenny Krause, 23rd; Chia Okoro, 26th; Kimmie Snepp, 27th; Tyjai Adams, 28th; Courtney Freed, 30th; Rachel Heiman, 31st; Alona Harrison, 36th.</p>” id=”62de5d9e-f722-4451-8ab3-c2abd0972eac” style-type=”fact” title=”On the Track” type=”relcontent” width=”half”}}

Courtney Freed came in second place in the 400m dash. The women’s 4×400 relay team, comprised of Shae Ware, Chia Okoro, Jenny Krause, and Courtney Freed, came in third place.

The men’s relay came in eighth place. It consisted of Trevin Wiens, Chris Martin, Michael Pearl, and Jacob Newlin.

While the results of this meet were not as impressive as desired, junior Courtney Freed is looking toward the future.

“To me, with the UCM meet, coming back from winter break does make a difference in the aspect of getting back into the swing of competing in meets,” said Freed, “You will never get better if you can’t learn from the little errors you make at the meets.”

Freshman Rachael Mayberry’s next step is to focus on her technique.

“To prepare and get ready for this week’s meet, we plan on vaulting Monday and Tuesday to focus a lot on form,” said Mayberry, “I look to improve my run and the top of my vault in hopes for a good performance.”

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Up next for the Ichabods is another indoor meet on the KU campus in Lawrence Thursday, Jan. 25 through Friday, Jan. 26. The Ichabods will look to compete against some top tier talent when they head to Lawrence.