FHSU men win four events at Concordia Invite and set three records

Fort Hays State University men’s track and field turned in a solid effort at the Concordia University Invitational on Thursday in Seward, Neb. Four FHSU athletes won their respective events and three athletes set records.

Michael Kinuthia, a transfer to FHSU at semester from Colby Community College, set a new school record in the 600 meter run. He ran a time of 1:21.48 to top the old record of 1:23.48, set by Logan Garrett in 2014. He finished second in the race, clipped at the line in a photo finish by just .01 seconds.

Setting a new field house and meet record in the 3,000 meters was Jonny Bernasky. He won the race in a time of 8:30.30. Fellow distance runner Cory Keehn set a new meet record in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:14.93. Jacob Thomas kept FHSU dominant in the distance events, winning the 5,000 meters in a time of 15:40.85.

Dillando Allotey was victorious for the Tigers in the 200 meters with a time of 22.44 seconds. Brady Tien finished second in the pole vault with a provisional height of 16’6″, but it did not improve on his previous best mark for the season. He still ranks fourth nationally.

Several other Tigers were in action at the meet.

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