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Track – JCCC impressive at ESU Relays

04/10/13

Track – JCCC impressive at ESU Relays

Caniggia RaynorOVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College track and field teams secured seven top three finishes, nine national qualifying marks and a school record at the State Farm Emporia State Relays last weekend. 

Sophomore Caniggia Raynor shattered a 20-year-old record in the hammer by four inches. He finished second with a mark 186-7, breaking former All-American Adam Williams’ record of 182-6. Raynor also established the fourth-best mark all-time at JCCC in the discus with a throw of 173-0. That effort earned a third place finish.

Sophomore Mark Sitek raced to a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash. His time of 21.32 tied his best mark this season and earned him a spot at nationals. He also ran a leg on the 4x400 team that qualified for nationals while placing third with a time of 3:12.99. Joining him on the relay were sophomores Kurt Vukas, Marquel Nickens and Nickson Baselle. 

JCCC got two qualifying marks in the javelin. Sophomore Hayes Grissom placed third with a mark of 204-10, and freshman Derek Webb placed 10th with a throw of 183.10. 

Freshman Huns Pitia raced to a sixth place finish in the 800-meters and posted a qualifying mark of 1:54.66. 

Freshman thrower Levi Atkinson earned a runner-up finish in the unseeded discus throw with a mark of 133-5. 

On the women’s side, there were two athletes with national qualifying marks. Freshman Madelyn Osmundson placed third in the javelin with a throw of 138-5, and sophomore Monet Jackson, the indoor national champion in the weight throw, placed eighth in the seeded discus with a mark of 140-2. 

Sophomores Macy Ebert and Jordan Ross had solid efforts in the high jump. Ebert placed second clearing 5-3, while Ross tied for fifth by clearing 5-1.

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.