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.

The Moundbuilders picked up a pair of Top-10 finishes in the 800 Meter Run. Junior Jacob Anders finished fourth in 2:00.75, while fellow junior Jacob Moyo was ninth at 2:07.39.

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.

Steve Miller Open
Southwestern Men's Results
60 Meter Dash
6. Tomunci Whitfield (7.00)
12. David Ashilonu (7.24)
13. Coley McCarthy (7.41)
14. Brent Vancuren (7.45)

200 Meter Dash
4. Tomunci Whitfield (22.81)
9. David Ashilonu (23.38)
11. Vaughn Van Dame (23.63)
16. Brent Vancuren (24.67)
17. Coley McCarthy (24.69)

400 Meter Dash
13. Vaughn Van Dame (53.25)

800 Meter Run
4. Jacob Anders (2:00.75)
9. Jacob Moyo (2:07.39)
10. Will Montgomery (2:22.46)
11. Jack Berry (2:51.64)

1 Mile Run
11. Jersey Boydstun (4:40.56)
13. Curtis Quarrels (4:41.37)
14. Devin Hlavenka (4:42.53)
18. Will Montgomery (4:56.25)
20. Jack Berry (6:18.13)

3,000 Meter Run
9. Jersey Boydstun (9:30.37)
11. Devin Hlavenka (9:31.17)
14. Curtis Quarrels (10:02.23)
15. Jacob Moyo (10:12.15)

60 Meter Hurdles
15. Coby Barham (9.61)

4x400 Meter Relay
3. Van Dame/Anders/Barham/Whitfield (3:39.24)

Pole Vault
7. Coby Barham (4.00m)

Long Jump
8. Coley McCarthy (5.89m)

Shot Put
11. Craig Lantz (13.62m)
12. Cody Walther (13.10m)
15. Zach Gray (12.91m)
16. LaRide Conerly (12.85m)
17. Zach Taylor (12.05m)
19. Darrell Cooley (10.36m)

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