Winfield, Kan. - The men's and women's track & field teams competed at the Southwestern College Relays on Saturday, April 28. Erin Bradley qualified for the national championships in Discus and Emily Gundy broke the school record (for the third time this season) in the 3000m steeplechase.
With her qualifying throw of 44.25m in the discus, Bradley also broke the school record held by teammate Dorothy Voth. Bradley placed 1st in the discus out of 26 throwers and also placed 10th in shot put. Voth finished 4th in the discus with a throw of 39.80m and 9th in the shot put. Alli Rudeen placed third in the javelin with a toss of 32.78m and fellow javelin thrower Michelle Kaufman placed 4th. Alyssa Schrag was the only other winner on the day for the Threshers as she came in two seconds ahead of her closest competitor in the 400m hurdles. Her time of 1:06.99 is just 3 seconds shy of the national qualifying standard. For the third time this year Emily Gundy broke her own school record in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:35.99 which placed her 4th. She has taken almost 30 seconds of the record this year.
Although the men's team didn't have anyone place in the points they had several personal records. Nate May ran a personal best in the 1500m run with a time of 4:18.64. Jason Friesen ran a personal best in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.87.
Next up for the Threshers is the KCAC Championships at Sterling College on Thursday and Friday, May 3rd and 4th.