Crete, Neb. – Following a 2014 KCAC Outdoor Championship year, the 2015 McPherson College track and field teams got their first meet of the year in on Saturday as they competed at the Ward Haylett Invitational hosted by Doane College. There were multiple Personal Records and a few school records for Mac, not to mention one NAIA A-Standard Qualifier.
“I was pleased with how the team pulled together coming off of break and after a short, cold week of practice,” said Coach Magnall. “There were some very strong performances across the board and I’m looking forward to seeing more improvement next week.”
Perry Joseph highlighted the meet for McPherson with his 6.86 time in the 60-meter dash; Joseph finished first in the meet and punched his ticket to the 2015 NAIA Indoor National Championships. The time is currently the fourth best in the NAIA and re-sets the McPherson College record; Joseph set the record back in 2013 and tied it again last year. Dixon Cooney also set a record on Saturday as he ran a 2:36.27 in the 1000m run; the sophomore was just three seconds off a B-qualifier. The 4x400m relay squad ran a 3:28.63, knocking a few tenths off the old school record; the team was made up of Jawaun Stuart, Akim Muhammad, Demetres Greenwood, and Marlon Clayton.
On the women’s side, Jazmine Alexander ran a 7.9 in the 60-meter dash and finished third; this was the first time she has competed in this event and was five-hundredths off of qualifying for Nationals. Dajana Gliesche and Neka Dias both set PRs in each one of their events.
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