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Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

M. Track – JCCC finishes 3rd in the conference, 6th in Region VI


M. Track – JCCC finishes 3rd in the conference, 6th in Region VI

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College men’s track and field team finished third at the East Jayhawk Conference Outdoor Championships at Arkansas City, Kan., last weekend. The team also placed sixth in the Region VI standings. JCCC athletes compiled 16 All-East Jayhawk Conference honors, including three individual event champions. The Cavaliers also had nine All-Region VI performances, including one individual event champion.

Freshman Dondrell Hardimann, formerly of Park Hill High School, was the East Jayhawk Conference and Region VI champion in the 400-meter hurdles. He is the first Johnson County athlete to win a region title in the 400 hurdles, and ninth to win a conference title. His winning time was 53.91, a personal-best this season.

Hardimann also ran a leg on the 4x400 relay team that placed second in the conference and third in the region. Sophomore Kevin Acosta (Shawnee Mission West), and freshmen James Henderson (Henderson, Nev.) and Juan Ramos (Shawnee Mission East) finished out the team.

Freshman Tyler Proffitt (Hillsboro, Kansas) cleared a season-best 14-9 in the pole vault to place first in the conference and runner-up in the region.

Sophomore Shawn Laurent, former of Shawnee Mission South, won the most grueling event of the meet, the decathlon. He tallied a personal-best 5,880 points, which ranks him among the top five performers all-time at JCCC. That total also earned him runner-up honors in Region VI

Second-team all-conference honors went to the Bryant Chase (Harrisonville, Mo.), sophomore Derek Webb (Eudora, Kan.), freshman Matt Mayeske (Gardner, Kan.) and the 4x400 relay team.

Chase cleared 13-9.5 in the pole vault to place second in the conference and third in the region. That effort matched his season high for the year.

Webb also recorded second place conference and third place region finishes, but in the javelin. He registered a throw of 209-6, which was a second-best effort as well.

Mayeske placed second in the conference and fourth in the region competing in the decathlon. He finished with 5,538 points.

Third-team all-conference honors went to sophomore Traivion Sharp (Olathe East), freshman Garrett Austin (Blue Valley) and the 4x800 relay team of sophomore Kamp Wiebe (Lawrence, Kan.), sophomore Sam Yoakum (Shawnee Mission North), freshman Jonathan Raines (Shawnee Mission North) and sophomore James Bowlin (Parkville, Mo.).

Sharp raced to a third place conference finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 56.30. That was also good for a sixth place finish in the region.

Austin place third and sixth respectively in the javelin with a mark of 187-2, bettering his previous personal-best mark by nearly nine feet.

The 4x800 team placed third in the conference and fifth in the region with a time of 7:57.30.

Event Athlete Region
Conference Finish Time/Mark
400m Dash James Henderson 11th 7th 49.12
  Kevin Acosta 20th 10th 50.41
800m Run John Raines 10th 7th 1:58.43
  Juan Ramos 13th 9th 1:59.67
  James Bowlin 16th 11th 2:02.47
1,500m Run Kamp Wiebe 15th 10th 4:17.40
  Sam Yoakum 17th 11th 4:24.77
  Grant Poje 20th 14th 4:29.26
5,000m Run Luke Treiber 18th 9th 18:05.77
  Mike Chalfant 19th 10th 18:06.60
10,000m Run Layne Hardin 14th 8th 36:35.82
110m Hurdles Matt Mayeske 7th 6th 15.47
  Traivion Sharp -- 8th 16.40
400m Hurdles Dondrell Hardimann 1st   (AR) 1st  (AC) 53.91
  Traivion Sharp 6th 3rd  (AC) 56.30
3,000m Steeple Kamp Wiebe 8th 5th 10:23.93
4x400 Relay Acosta, Hardimann, Henderson, Ramos 3rd  (AR) 2nd  (AC) 48.21
4x800 Relay Wiebe, Yoakum, Raines, Bowlin 5th 3rd  (AC) 7:57.30
High Jump Shawn Laurent 13th 6th 5-10 (1.78m)
Pole Vault Tyler Proffitt 2nd  (AR) 1st  (AC) 14-9 (4.50m)
  Bryant Chase 3rd  (AR) 2nd (AC) 13-9.25 (4.20m)
  Dan Krieger 7th 4th 12-9.5 (3.90m)
Long Jump Shawn Laurent 10th 6th 21-3.75 (6.50m)
  King Wilson 14th 8th 19-0.75 (5.81m)
Triple Jump King Wilson 13th 7th 43-1.75 (13.15m)
Discus Garrett Austin 10th 8th 129-10 (39.47m)
  Bennet Uhl 13th 9th 110-6 (33.68m)
  Matthew Loughner 17th 12th 103-11 (31.69m
Hammer Matthew Loughner 6th 5th 151-7 (46.21m)
  Collin Bond 9th 7th 144-11 (44.17m)
  Garrett Austin 10th 8th 138-2 (42.13m)
Javelin Derek Webb 3rd  (AR) 2nd  (AC) 209-6 (63.87m)
  Garrett Austin 6th 3rd  (AC) 187-2 (57.06m)
Shot Put Matthew Loughner 12th 10th 42-3.25 (12.88m)
  Bennett Uhl 21st 13th 34-7.75 (10.56m)
Decathlon (AR) Shawn Laurent 2nd (AR) 1st  (AC) 5,880 points
  Matt Mayeske 4th 2nd  (AC) 5,538 points
  Shawn Manning 8th 4th 5,081 points

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