WSC Track & Field Results From Loper Invite

WSC Track & Field Results From Loper Invite
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

KEARNEY – With another trip on the schedule to head to Vermillion, South Dakota this weekend, the Wayne State College women’s and men’s track & field team recently took part in a weekend invitational.

From Kearney, the Wildcats competed in the Loper Invite this past Friday. Teams competing at the meet included the host UNK along with Fort Hays State, Chadron State, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Mines and Black Hills State from NCAA Division II; Hastings College, Concordia, Bellevue and College of Saint Mary in NAIA as well as Dodge City Community College.

The Wayne State women were led by junior Kendra Paasch who placed in three events. She finished third with a personal best mark of 45’ 4 ¼” in the shot put to go with a fourth place finish in the discus (143’ 0”) and an eighth place effort in the hammer throw at 162’ 7”.

Junior Brooklynn Chipps had a second place finish in the hammer throw at 178’ 9” and was fourth in the shot put at 44’ 11”.

Jadin Wagner was fifth in the hammer throw (169’ 1”), Brooke Languis sixth in the shot put at 42’ 10 ¼” and Reilly Young seventh in the discus with a mark of 141’ 5”.

Keyla Sambo collected a third place finish in the triple jump (36’ 7”), Megan Hansen took third in the 100-meter hurdles (14.97) and Sarah Cotton was third in the 200-meter dash in 25.57 seconds.

Other top finishers were Emily Smollen fifth in the long jump (16’ 3 ¾”), Emily Erickson fifth in the triple jump at 34’ 9 ¾” and Cotton eighth in the 100-meter dash at 12.58 seconds.

 

The Wildcat men were led by freshman Logan Moeller who posted a pair of NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the long jump and triple jump.

Again, the meet attracted NCAA Division II schools from the host UNK, Chadron State, Fort Hays State, South Dakota Mines, Black Hills State and Sioux Falls, NAIA schools Concordia, Hastings, Bellevue and College of Saint Mary along with Dodge City Community College.

Moeller, a freshman from Pierce, hit an NCAA provisional mark in the triple jump at 48’ 7 ½” and added another NCAA provisional mark in the long jump at 24’ 3” to finish second in both events.

Sophomore Dylan Kneifl posted a fourth place finish in the high jump clearing 6’ 4 ¾” and Cole Christoffersen was sixth in the hammer throw at 184’ 3”.

Kearney freshman sprinter Theo Huber collected a fifth place finish in the 100-meter dash (11.04) and was sixth in the 200-meter dash in 22.44 seconds.

Senior Noah Lilly was fifth in the 110-meter hurdles in 15.50 seconds, Wayne native Cody Rogers was seventh in the triple jump (43’ 3”), Daniel Elge eighth in the shot put (47’ 3 ¾”), Alex Brandt ninth in the javelin at 136’ 11” and Braden Johnson ninth in the long jump at 21’ 4 ¾”.

The Wayne State College women’s and men’s track & field team will next take part in the South Dakota Challenge in Vermillion, South Dakota on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.

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