Five records, nine provisionals on Saturday

By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Fort Hays State track and field team opened the year in outstanding fashion on Saturday (Dec. 4), with five school records going down and nine individuals posting NCAA Division II provisional marks at the Crimson & Gold Invitational Combined with the efforts on Friday in the Boo Rodgers Combined Events, the Tigers recorded a total of six school records and 13 provisional performances on the opening weekend of the 2021-22 indoor season.

Lyric Holman started the new year where she left off last year – breaking records. The sprinter from Junction City, Kan. broke her own school record in both the 60m dash and the 200m dash while surpassing the NCAA DII provisional threshold in both races. Holman started the day by winning the 60m dash with a time of 7.50, three-hundredths of a second faster than her old record set last year. Later in the day she improved her mark in the 200m dash by nearly two-tenths of a second, winning the race with a time of 24.73.

Philip Landrum posted provisional marks in the same two races, while also breaking the school record in the 200m dash. He began the day by improving his PR in the 60m dash by seven-hundredths of a second, moving up to second on the FHSU DII era performance chart with a time of 6.73 and finishing fifth. He went on to top the field in the 200m dash, breaking an 18-year-old record by eight-hundredths of a second after crossing the line in 21.29.

After becoming the first Tiger to ever clear 17 feet in the pole vault en route to his outdoor national title, Ryan Stanley is now the first Tiger to soar over 17 feet indoors after clearing the 17-0.75 bar on his second attempt. Stanley was one of three competitors to bow out at that height, with the Bennington, Kan. native placing second due to total misses.

Jacob Clark and Mark Faber also cleared the provisional threshold in the pole vault competition, finishing sixth and eighth, respectively, after clearing the 16-0.75 bar.

Ethan Lang beat the provisional mark in the 800m run, finishing first in the race with a time of 1:52.30. That time puts him in fourth on the FHSU DII era performance chart.

The final school record and provisional mark came early in the day when Nolan Churchman completed the heptathlon in the Boo Rodgers Combined Events with 5,304 points, 46 points better than the previous school record. Churchman improved his personal-best total in the event by 588 points while finishing second in the loaded field. He wrapped up the event with the best time in the field in the 1,000m run, crossing the line in a personal-best 2:45.53.

Elsewhere in the women’s competition, Emily Salmans placed third in the 800m run with a time of 2:16.11, with Hannah Wiebe one spot behind in fourth after crossing the line in 2:20.97. Gretchen Kuffel moved up to fifth on the FHSU DII era performance chart in the mile run after running in 5:08.39, finishing third. Halle Johnson is now ninth on the same list after placing sixth with a time of 5:11.30. Summer Kragel finished fifth in the high jump after clearing the 5-4.5 bar.

Other top finishers in the men’s competition included Xavier Robinson’s third-place finish in both the long jump and triple jump. Robinson cleared 23-4 in the long jump, just one-half inch shy of the provisional distance, before posting a top mark of 46-8.75 in the triple jump. Aaron Mangan surpassed the meet record in the mile run, finishing second with a time of 4:15.17, good for ninth on the FHSU DII era performance chart. Hayden Albright was second in the 300m dash after crossing the line in 34.88, good for second on the FHSU DII era performance chart. Kaden Wren finished fifth in the 600y run with a time of 1:14.15. Robbie Schmidt was fifth in the 5,000m run after completing the race in 14:36.45, moving himself up to second on the FHSU DII era performance chart. Dayton Williams was fourth in the high jump after clearing the 6-6.25 bar.

The Tigers are scheduled to compete once more before the holiday break when FHSU travels north to compete in the UNK Pre-Holiday Classic on Friday (Dec. 10) beginning at 3 p.m.

Full FHSU Women’s Results
60m Dash
1st – Lyric Holman – 7.50 ! #
23rd – Tori Poe – 7.88
25th – Kendra Clary – 7.89
51st – Kinley Brown – 8.12
58th – Jasey Downing – 8.21

60m Hurdles
17th – Chloe Stanley – 9.16
22nd – Elysia Kunkler – 9.47
27th – Rylee Gleason – 9.55

200m Dash
1st – Lyric Holman – 24.73 ! #
12th – Kendra Clary – 25.84
24th – Tori Poe – 26.42
27th – Kinley Brown – 26.68
29th – Jasey Downing – 26.87

400m Dash
16th – Rylee Gleason – 1:01.20
17th – Chloe Stanley – 1:01.58

800m Run
3rd – Emily Salmans – 2:16.11
4th – Hannah Wiebe – 2:20.97
12th – Faith Little – 2:27.71
16th – Tabitha Stowers – 2:30.45

Mile Run
3rd – Gretchen Kuffel – 5:08.39
6th – Halle Johnson – 5:11.30
16th – Darian Hudgeons – 5:25.58
17th – Jaycee Vath – 5:29.44
26th – Hayley Burks – 5:46.87

5,000m Run
11th – Abigail Stewart – 18:33.79

High Jump
5th – Summer Kragel – 5-4.5

Pole Vault
T17th – Maleigha Schmidt – 10-10.25
T17th – Taylor Linn – 10-10.25

Long Jump
13th – Elysia Kunkler – 16-9.25

Full FHSU Men’s Results
60m Dash
5th – Philip Landrum – 6.73 #
17th – Hayden Albright – 6.93
40th – Taivian Creamer – 7.19
49th – Dylan Richards – 7.28
58th – Jama Gleue – 7.45
60th – Sabino Medrano – 7.53

60m Hurdles
12th – Sabino Medrano – 8.52
26th – Ethan Salmans – 8.91
30th – Malcolm Wiltshire – 9.41

200m Dash
1st – Philip Landrum – 21.29 ! #
38th – Dylan Richards – 23.29

300m Dash
2nd – Hayden Albright – 34.88
24th – Ethan Salmans – 38.19
27th – Malcolm Wiltshire – 38.45

600y Run
5th – Kaden Wren – 1:14.15
10th – Jama Gleue – 1:15.99

800m Run
1st – Ethan Lang – 1:52.30 #
6th – Trever Medina – 1:55.28
23rd – Isaac Radke – 2:02.99

Mile
2nd – Aaron Mangan – 4:14.17
10th – Caleb Carrasco – 4:25.19
12th – Gavin Brady – 4:28.72
18th – Javyn Contreras – 4:31.54

5,000m Run
5th – Robbie Schmidt – 14:36.45
9th – Grant Bradley – 14:45.81
26th – Jaret Pfizenmaier – 15:23.49

High Jump
4th – Dayton Williams – 6-6.25

Pole Vault
2nd – Ryan Stanley – 17-0.75 ! #
6th – Jacob Clark – 16-0.75 #
8th – Mark Faber – 16-0.75 #

Long Jump
3rd – Xavier Robinson – 23-4
20th – Malcolm Wiltshire – 20-5.75
22nd – Ethan Salmans – 20-3.5

Triple Jump
3rd – Xavier Robinson – 46-8.75

Full FHSU Men’s Results – Boo Rodgers Combined Events
2nd – Nolan Churchman – 5,304 ! #
60m – 7.07 – 858
LJ – 23-4 – 840
SP – 38-2.75 – 585
HJ – 6-4.75 – 758
60h – 8.99 – 748
PV – 14-1.25 – 702
1,000m – 2:45.53 – 813

5th – Jack Pakkebier – 4,648
60m – 7.33 – 769
LJ – 19-11.5 – 604
SP – 42-7 – 666
HJ – 5-7.25 – 552
60h – 9.08 – 728
PV – 12-1.5 – 535
1,000m – 2:47.34 – 794

! indicates school record
# indicates NCAA DII provisional mark

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