CCC Track & Field Championships: Day 1 Recap
Oregon Tech's Scott Minor (R) and Kirby Garlitz (L) finished fifth and eight in tonigh't 10,000 meter race. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Warm and slightly windy conditions greeted Cascade Collegiate Conference track and field athletes to begin day 1 of the CCC championship meet today at John F. Moehl Stadium on the campus of Oregon Tech.
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Concordia’s Sharayah Kenady kicked-off the day with 190-03 mark in the hammer, crushing the previous meet record by over 14 feet. Concordia went 1-2-3-4 in the event with Gabriella Dixson going 167-05, Kayla Xavier 160-00 and Breezy Wentz 152-07.
Concordia went 1-4-5 in the men’s Long jump with Ethan Moore winning the event with a jump of 23-05.5. College of Idaho’s Austin Basterrechea went 23-02.5, followed by Jacob Ybarra of Corban with a jump of 23-00.
Northwest Christian’s Stephanie Hescock is a repeat champion in the 10,000 meters, missing her own meet record set last year in Gresham, Ore. at 36:45.20. Hescock led from start to finish clocking in today at 37:44.02. College of Idaho runner’s Kenna Middleton and Andi Hayes finished 2-3 with Middleton timing in at 39:53.39 and Hayes crossing in 41:39.59.
In the men’s 10,000, a pack of six stayed together for 11 laps before Eastern Oregon’s Brian Bragg, College of Idaho’s Andrew Hugill and Southern Oregon’s Ryan Sorenson broke away from the group for the remainder. SOU’s Sorenson outkicked EOU’s Bragg with about 40 meters remaining to take individual honors clocking in at 31:59.06. Bragg crossed in 31:59.95, followed by Hugill in 32:01.56.
In the next to last event of the evening, Concordia placed four athletes in the top five of the hammer. The Cavs’ Bo Johnson earned the individual championship with a career-best 195-10 toss. The mark currently leads the NAIA. Southern Oregon’s Max Perry finished with a throw of 190-07. Concordia’s Nate Moses (189-08), Matthew Webster (182-04) and Anthony Lantz (179-05) rounded out the top five.
In the final event of the evening, Southern Oregon’s Mikayla Garrard led the charge in the women’s long jump, coming away with a 17-5.5 mark. Corban’s Eliya Kohl followed with a distance of 17-3.25 and Kimmy Moore of Eastern Oregon with a jump of 17-0.75.
Competition will continue from John F. Moehl Stadium tomorrow, starting at 3:00 pm.
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