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Track - JCCC athletes post several strong performances at K.T. Woodman Classic

04/18/17

Track - JCCC athletes post several strong performances at K.T. Woodman Classic

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College track and field team competed in the 70th K.T. Woodman Classic at Wichita State University last weekend and came away with several national qualifying marks (NQM) and personal-best performances.

On the women’s side, Amanda Whitney qualified for the NJCAA Outdoor Championships in the hammer throw with a mark of 149-feet, 6-inches (45.58m), good for a sixth place finish.

Sophomore Justine Paton also qualified for outdoor nationals in the high jump, clearing 5-feet, 4.24-inches (1.63m) to place eighth overall. She also recorded a personal-best effort in the discus with a mark of 122-feet, 9-inches.

Freshman Malaya Williamson set personal-best times in both the 200-meters and 400-meters at the meet. She had a time of 26.68 in the 200, and 1:05.00 in the 400, and freshman Ciara Thuston shaved over second off her previous best 800-meter effort, finishing in 2:31.10.

For the men, sophomore Clement Barbier had the team’s top performance at the meet, placing fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal-best and national qualifying time of 14.48.

The other PR established at the meet on the men’s side came from sophomore Jack Hill in the triple jump. He leapt to a mark of 42-feet, 5.25-inches to place eighth overall.

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