Track tops six events at ESU meet


EMPORIA, Kan. – Fort Hays State Women’s Track and Field put together a strong effort at the Emporia State Midwest Classic on Saturday (Apr. 17). FHSU won four events, which included three individual and one relay, while also compiling 13 top-three finishes in events.

Lyric Holman and Mattie Rossi each notched a win in individual events, and also teamed with Taylor Savolt and Tori Poe on the 4×100 meter relay team that won in a time of 47.83. Holman topped the field in the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.79 seconds, good for a provisional mark but just .09 seconds shy of her best effort of the outdoor season so far. Rossi won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.73 seconds. Holman and Rossi also took home third place individual finishes, Holman in the 200 meters in a time of 24.52 seconds and Rossi in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:06.13. Savolt was just in front of Rossi in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:05.21, good for second place.

Addie Berens and Rhyann Brown both hit provisional marks in the javelin, topping a field of 16 throwers. Berens won with a throw of 139’3″, while Brown was just a foot behind at 138’3″. Both have stronger tosses this outdoor season.

Laurel Haley turned in a pair of top-three finishes in throwing events. She finished second in the hammer throw with an effort of 176’7″, good for a provisional mark but not her best effort of the outdoor season. She was third in the discus with a throw of 129’5″.

Putting up third-place finishes were Emily Salmans in the 400 meters (58.58 seconds), Hannah Wiebe in the 800 meters (2:21.89), and Taylor Linn in the pole vault (11’2.5″).

Fort Hays State finished second in the team scoring with 146.5 points. Emporia State won its home meet with a score of 156.5.

Next action scheduled for the Tigers will be on April 24 at the Pittsburg State Tune-Up in Pittsburg, Kan.


Fort Hays State Men’s Track and Field won a pair of events at the ESU Midwest Classic on Saturday (Apr. 17). David Enns topped the javelin, while teammates Mark Faber and Jacob Clark tied for top honors in the pole vault. Fort Hays State placed fifth as a team.

Enns claimed the javelin with a throw of 191’4″, just a bit shy of a provisional mark even though he already owns one and is among the top-20 efforts in the nation so far this season.

Faber and Clark each cleared 15’5.75″ in the pole vault. Each cleared 4.57m and 4.72m on one attempt, then both missed on all three attempts at 4.87m and settled for a tie. Both already own better efforts this outdoor season and are among the provisional marks nationally.

Gilbert Peters produced a second-place finish in the discus with a toss of 149’6″. Kolgan Ohl was third in the hammer throw with a heave of 164’1″. Sebastian Garcia placed third in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:35.82, rounding out Tiger men with top-three finishes at the meet.

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