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M. Track – Cavaliers have big day at Iowa State


M. Track – Cavaliers have big day at Iowa State

Caniggia Raynor0VERLAND PARK, KS – The Johnson County Community College men’s track team had an impressive two days at the Iowa State Open in Ames, Iowa, over the weekend. The Cavaliers posted national qualifying marks in six individual events and one relay, and one school record was established. 

Sophomore thrower Caniggia Raynor of Greater Portmore, Jamaica, broke a 13-year record in the weight throw. He recorded a throw of 58-10, which placed him second and shattered the previous record of 57-3 set by B.J. Linnenbrink in the 2000 indoor season. Raynor also owns the third and fourth best marks recorded in school history. 

Johnson County’s 4x400 relay team, comprised by Marquel Nickens, Mark Sitek, Hans Pitia and Nickson Baselle, raced to a runner-up finish and posted a NQM with a time of 3:18.59.  Sitek also qualified for nationals in the 200-meters, and Nickens recorded NQMs in both the 200-meters and 400-meters. He was seventh overall in the 400 with a time of 49.26. 

The final two national qualifiers came in the 1,000-meter run. Freshman Kampo Wiebe placed 15th with a time of 2:34.62, and sophomore Kurt Vukas finished 19th with a time of 2:35-97. 

Johnson County will host the annual Cavalier Night Relays on Friday, Jan. 25 in the Fieldhouse. The field events will begin at 4 p.m., and the preliminary round for the 60-meter dash and hurdles is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. 

JCCC’s February schedule includes trips to the University of Central Missouri, the University of Arkansas (qualifiers) and a return trip to Iowa State University before closing out the month at the Region VI/Jayhawk Conference Championships at Kansas State University. 


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