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Track – JCCC teams compete in region conference championships

02/20/13

Track – JCCC teams compete in region conference championships

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College men’s and women’s track teams competed in the Region VI and East Jayhawk Conference Championships last weekend at Anschutz Pavilion at the University of Kansas.  The men finished seventh in the region team standings, and fourth in the conference, while the women placed fifth and third respectively. The Lady Cavaliers were the defending region and conference champions entering the event. 

JCCC throwers Caniggia Raynor for the men, and Monet Jackson for the women posted record-setting performances in the weight throw. Raynor set a conference and region meet record with a throw of 61-9.5. Earlier this year, he set the school and JCCC Fieldhouse record with a mark of 62-8.5. 

Jackson also established a new conference record, while bettering the mark she set previously this year, with a throw of 60-11.5.  This was the third consecutive meet Jackson broke her own record in the weight throw. 

Mark Sitek sprinted his way to all-conference and all-region honors in the 400-meter dash with a win in the conference and a runner-up finish in the region. He posted a time of 49.91. 

The men’s 4x800 and distance medley relays had a successful meet. The 4x800 team claimed a victory in the conference and second place in the region, and the DMR placed raced to a runner-up conference finish. The 4x800 team was comprised by Nickson Baselle, Hans Pitia, Kurt Vukas and Kamp Wiebe. Vukas and Wiebe, along with Michael Chalfant and Peter Rogers made the four member of the distance medley team. 

The women’s DMR team also earned all-conference recognition. The team of McKenzie Gorthy, Angela Mancuso Halie McCombs and Brittney Parks placed second with a time of 14:04.01. That also earned them a third place region finish. 

In the men’s pole vault, Garrett Smith matched his season-best effort of 14-3.35 to earn runner-up finishes conference and region standings. He actually tied the top mark, but had to settle for second based on number of attempts. 

In the women’s pole vault, Jessica Tingle also earned a pair of runner-up finishes. She cleared a season-best 10-11.75 and earned all-conference and all-region honors. 

Macy Ebert claimed both conference and region titles in the high jump, while setting a season-best mark. She cleared 5-3.25 and earned all-conference and all-region accolades. 

In the women’s triple jump, Jalisa Brice won a conference crown and finished runner-up in the region with a mark of 37-5.25. 

Another winner for JCCC was distance runner Liliana Lira in the mile run. Lira posted a winning time in the conference standings of 5:39.45. That also earned her a third place finish in the region.

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