JOPLIN, Mo. – (Results) The Southwestern College Men's Track & Field program competed in the MSSU Lion Invitational last weekend. The event was hosted by Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo.

The Moundbuilder field events were highlighted by senior Chris Paddock, who recorded a new personal-best mark with his performance in the shot put. Paddock's longest throw measured 13.05 meters (49' 9.75"), and was good enough for a 14th place finish in the field of 41 throwers. Paddock also competed in the weight throw, where he finished 19th with a heave of 13.96 meters (45' 9.75").

The distance events were the highlight of Southwestern's track events last weekend. Senior Colton McNinch posted a pair of Top-15 finishes over the weekend, and did so against primarily NCAA Div. II competition. McNinch finished eighth of 34 runners in the 5,000 meter run with a time of  15:45.45, and was 14th out of 58 competitors in the one mile run with a time of 4:30.64.

Southwestern will return to action Friday, traveling to Manhattan, Kan., for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship. The event will be held inside Ahearn Field House on the campus of Kansas State University.

2013 MSSU Lion Invitational – Southwestern Results
60 Meter Dash
Zach Meeker: 7.37
Hunter Cline: 7.37
Paul Mata: 7.68

60 Meter Hurdles
Seth Topham: 9.66
Brandyn Willard: 9.79

200 Meter Dash
Hunter Cline: 23.95
Paul Mata: 25.57

400 Meter Dash
Brandyn Willard: 51.65

600 Yard Run
Keegan Gregg: 1:17.16

800 Meter Run
Sam McDaniel: 2:02.01
Taylor Parker: 2:02.77
Christian Wacker: 2:04.10
Nick Warnke: 2:05.81
Caleb Jackson: 2:08.65
Trey Bruton: 2:08.85

3,000 Meter Run
Eric Anders: 9:15.14
Brandon Hatch: 9:33.21

One Mile Run
Colton McNinch: 4:30.64
Taylor Parker: 4:35.25
Trey Bruton: 4:37.78
Christian Wacker: 4:40.07
Nick Warnke: 4:42.03
Caleb Jackson: 4:44.38

5,000 Meter Run
Colton McNinch: 15:45.45
Trey Bruton: 16:02.55
Caleb Jackson: 16:36.71
Brandon Hatch: 16:47.33

4x400 Meter Relay
Cline/Willard/Gregg/Wacker: 3:34.68
Warnke/McDaniel/Parker/Jackson: 3:46.34

Distance Medley Relay
Anders/McDaniel/Gregg/Willard: 10:44.24

Long Jump
Paul Mata: 5.15m (16' 10.75")

Shot Put
Chris Paddock: 13.05m (42' 9.75")
Cody Walther: 11.22m (36' 9.75")

Weight Throw
Chris Paddock: 13.96m (45' 9.75")
Cody Walther: 9.76m (32' 0.25")