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Diane Carroll, writer/editor/media relations, ext. 3425
Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

Track - JCCC opens outdoor season at Emporia State Relays


Track - JCCC opens outdoor season at Emporia State Relays

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College women posted five national qualifying marks, and men had four while opening the 2016 outdoor track and field season at the Emporia State Relays last Saturday at Welch Stadium.

The Johnson County women had multiple qualifiers in both the javelin and high jump. Kayla VerMulm threw the javlin 129-feet, 7-inches (39.51m) to place 10th, followed by Lexi Pint’s mark of 128-feet, 2-inches (39.07m) for a 12th place finish.

In the high jump, Lara Spalding and Justine Paton both cleared 5-feet, 3.25-inches to punch their tickets to nationals. However, Spalding placed eighth and Paton17th based on the number of attempts.

The final qualifier for the Lady Cavaliers was Brooke Dotson in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. She placed 12th overall with a time of 13:29.89.

On the men’s side, Alexander Gutierrez came away with a runner-up finish in the high jump, clearing 6-feet, 9-75-inches (2.08m). That easily qualified him for the national outdoor championships later this month

Johnson County also got qualifying marks from Carter Grissom in the javelin, Derrick Yoch in the pole vault and Clement Barbier in the 110-meter hurdles. Grissom placed seventh with a throw of 192-feet, 1-inch (58.55m). Yoch cleared 15-feet, 1-inch (4.60m) and placed 16th and Barbier raced to a sixth place finish with a time of 15.06 seconds.


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