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Track – Cavaliers light up Night Relays


Track – Cavaliers light up Night Relays

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College track and field athletes produced 14 wins and set three JCCC Fieldhouse records at the annual Cavalier Night Relays, Friday, Jan. 31.  JCCC athletes also finished runner-up 11 times. 

On the women’s side, freshman Janee’ Kassanavoid was a multiple winner.  Her first victory came in the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 49-8.25. That effort moved her into the fourth spot on JCCCC’s top five performers list in that event. She followed with her second win in the shot put with a winning throw of 41.975. 

Freshman Tess Augustyn placed second to Kassanavoid in both events. He had a mark of 45-6.25 in the weight throw, and a throw of 38-9.5 in the shot put. 

Freshman Lia Howe established the first Fieldhouse record on the night while winning the pole vault. She cleared 10-11.75, which tied the record. Freshman Amy Dennis was runner-up clearing 9.6.25. 

Sophomore Jalisa Brice was the second record breaker. She won the triple jump with a record leap of 38-9, breaking the record of 38-4 she set two weeks earlier at the Cavalier Indoor Invitational. 

Freshman Rebekah Gurka cleared 5-2.5 in the high jump to claim victory, and in the women’s high jump, the Lady Cavaliers took the top three spots. Freshman N’Dia Harris was the winner with a leap of 18-0.25. Close behind were freshmen Emily Meyers (17-9.75) and Brooklyn Meinke (16-10.75). 

On the track, freshman Madison Williams captured the third Fieldhouse record with a time of 1:02.06 in her victory in the 400-meters, and freshman Dakkota Edmonds sprinted to a win in the 60-meter dash in 7.97 seconds, and freshman Brya Greene topped the 200-meter field with a winning time of 27.27 seconds. 

The women’s 4x400 relay of Meyers, Meinke, Williams and Greene picked up the team’s final event win of the evening, finishing with a time of 4:12.90. 

JCCC also got strong efforts from freshman Kaylyn Williams in the 60-meter hurdles and freshman Katie Nelson in the mile run. Williams placed second with a time of 9.29. That effort also moved her into the fifth spot on JCCC’s top five performers list in the event. Nelson also produced a runner-up finish, crossing in the finish line in 5:32.31. 

On the men’s side, freshman King Wilson took top honors in the triple jump, leaping 41-6.5, and sophomore thrower Matt Loughner recorded a win and a runner-up finish in his two events. He won the weight throw with a mark of 52-8.25, and was runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 43-11.25.  Freshman Collin Bond was second to Loughner in the weight throw with a heave of 45-6.25. 

On the track, freshman James Henderson sprinted to a win in the 600-meters with a time of 1:23.13, and sophomore Kamp Wiebe crossed the finish line in 2:38.71 to win the 800-meter run. 

JCCC also got runner-up finished from freshman Matt Mayeske in the 60-meter hurdles (8.38), freshman Caleb Denman in the 200-meter dash (23.18) and sophomore Tyler Roberts in the 3,000-meters (9:15.43).
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