MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Southwestern College men's track and field program concluded the indoor portion of its 2017 schedule Friday afternoon at the Steve Miller Open. The "last chance" meet took place inside historic Ahearn Field House, and was hosted by Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
Junior Tomunci Whitfield came agonizingly close to a national qualification in two races. Whitfield finished the 60 Meter Dash in sixth place in 7.00, and missed the 'B' qualifying mark by .07 second, and was .43 second short of the 200 Meter Dash 'B' mark with a fourth-place time of 22.81. David Ashilonu joined Whitfield in the Top 10 in the 200 Meter Dash, and finished ninth at 23.38. He also finished 12th in the 60 Meter Dash with a time of 7.24.
Junior Craig Lantz highlighted Southwestern's throws, and finished 11th in the Shot Put with a distance of 13.62 meters.
In all, 11 career-best performances were recorded in Friday's meet.
Southwestern will now turn its attention to the outdoor portion of its schedule. It's first outdoor competition will take place on the Jim Helmer Family Track at Richard L. Jantz Stadium, which will host the Southwestern Invitational on March 16.
400 Meter Dash
13. Vaughn Van Dame (53.25)
60 Meter Hurdles
15. Coby Barham (9.61)
4x400 Meter Relay
3. Van Dame/Anders/Barham/Whitfield (3:39.24)
7. Coby Barham (4.00m)
8. Coley McCarthy (5.89m)