Johnson County Community College
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Tyler Cundith, sports information director, ext. 3122

Track - Cavaliers compete at MSSU Bill Laptad Invitational


Track - Cavaliers compete at MSSU Bill Laptad Invitational

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College track and field teams wrapped up their regular season Friday, April 28, at the Missouri Southern State University Bill Laptad Invitational at Fred G. Hughes Stadium in Joplin, Mo.

In women’s action, freshman Ciara Thuston raced to a third place finish in the 800-meter run with a personal-best and national qualifying time of 2:19.63, nearly four seconds faster than her previous best effort.

Freshman Gretchen Fiebig was solid in the jumping events. She began her day with a fifth place finish in the long jump with a mark of 16-feet, 8.5-inches (5.09m), followed by a sixth place effort in the triple jump with a mark of 34-feet, 8.5-inches (10.58m).

Sophomore Lara Spualding turned in a seventh place finish in the high jump by clearing a season-best height of 5-feet, 3.75-inches (1.62m).

For the men, the big performance was turned in by freshman Laurel Heath in the 800-meter run. He finished in 1:55.66 to take second place, both personal bests this season.

In the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Clement Barbier and freshman Jacoby Greenwood finished sixth and seventh respectively. Barbier posted a time of 15.29, and Greenwood was close behind at 15.31.

Sophomore Jacob Buchanan posted a fourth place finish in the long jump with a mark of 21-feet, 4-inches (6.50m).

The Cavaliers track and field teams will travel to Cowley College at Arkansas City, Kan., for the 2017 KJCCC/Region VI Championships, May 5-6. The season will conclude at the 2017 NJCAA Outdoor Championships at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan.


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