Sterling, Kan. - The Bethel College track & field teams finished up day one competition at Sterling College for the KCAC Track & Field Championships earlier tonight.
The women's team jumped out of the gate strong placing three in the top 6 of the discus competition. Erin Bradley, last weeks KCAC Field Athlete of the Week and Bethel's national qualifier in the event finished second with a throw of 136-10, just two feet short of first place. Senior Dorothy Voth finished her career with a third place throw of 133-05. Fellow senior Kristen Lohaus threw 115-06 to round out the top six.
Emily Gundy, the school record holder in the 3000m steeplechase finished in 6th place with a time of 12:55.40. This season Gundy has taken almost 30 seconds off of the school record and she has broken it three times.
The 4X800m Relay team of Gundy, Serenity Seiler, Jackie Kamphaus and Abby Kirk finished in 6th place with a time of 10:51.99.
The Thresher men were not able to get anybody in top 8, but Marquis Sykes qualified for the finals of the 110m High Hurdles in 6th position.
Tomorrow Alyssa Schrag, KCAC leader in the 400m hurdles will look to better her second place finish from a year ago. She leads the conference by three seconds. Voth and Bradley will look to continue their strong performances in the discus and score points in the Shot Put. Kamphaus will be back out on the track competing in the 1500m. Nate May and Jared Regehr will get on the track in the 1500m and 800m respectively.
Look for results to see how the Threshers do!