Kierstin Stolley - Southwestern College Sports Information

McPHERSON, Kan. – The Southwestern College men's track and field team competed in the second day of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Friday afternoon.  The team finished sixth with 54 points.  The men posted two season-best performances and nine career-best performances on day two.

Senior Seth Topham ran in 110 Meter Hurdles for the first time this season, due to injury, and placed second with a time of 15.43.  Coby Barham placed sixth in the event with a time of 16.56.  Senior Vaughn Van Dame finished in the top eight in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 51.53.

Jacob Anders, Jacob Moyo, and Jack Berry competed in the 1,500 Meter Run and each recorded a career-best performance.  Anders finished with a time of 4:07.53, Moyo with a time of 4:24.81, and Berry with a time of 5:27.12.  In the 5,000 Meter Run, Jersey Boydstun finished fourth and recorded a career-best with a time of 15:53.87.  Senior Devin Hlavenka also posted a career-best performance in the event with a time of 16:25.75.

Freshman Coby Barham recorded a career-best performance on the Pole Vault with a height of 4.20m (13'9.25").  In the Hammer Throw, Zach Gray, Cody Walther, and LaRide Conerly each recorded career-best performances.  Gray recorded a distance of 42.83m (140'6"), Walther threw 39.11m (128'4"), and Conerly threw 37.09m (121'8").  Gray finished on the podium in seventh place.  Junior Craig Lantz recorded a season-best performance in the Shot Put with a distance of 14.26m (46'9.5").  Lantz placed seventh in the event.

Southwestern's last chance to qualify student-athletes for NAIA Outdoor Nationals will be Friday, May 12.  The team will travel to Joplin, Mo. for the Last Chance Meet.

Southwestern College Men's Results
400 Meter Dash
7. Vaughn Van Dame (51.53)

800 Meter Run
11. Jacob Anders (2:00.45)
19. Jacob Moyo (2:05.50)
21. William Montgomery (2:07.40)
24. Curtis Quarrels (2:08.58)

1,500 Meter Run
5. Jacob Anders (4:07.53)
19. Jacob Moyo (4:24.81)
30. Jack Berry (5:27.12)

5,000 Meter Run
4. Jersey Boydstun (15:53.87)
10. Devin Hlavenka (16:25.75)

110 Meter Hurdles
2. Seth Topham (15.43)
6. Coby Barham (16.56)

4x400 Meter Relay
6. Ashilonu/Anders/Barham/Van Dame (3:27.60)

Pole Vault
2. Coby Barham (4.20m – 13'9.25")

7. Zach Gray (42.83m – 140'6")
11. Cody Walther (39.11m – 128'4")
12. Craig Lantz (38.91m – 127'8")
15. LaRide Conerly (37.09m – 121'08")

Shot Put
7. Craig Lantz (14.26m – 46'9.5")
9. Cody Walther (13.89m – 45'7")
12. LaRide Conerly (13.34m – 43'9.25")
14. Zach Gray ( 12.97m – 42'6.75")