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UMKC Excels at 90th Edition of Kansas Relays
UMKC Athletics 4-22-2017
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LAWRENCE, Kan. – The UMKC track and field team continued to show improvement on the final day of the 90th installment of the Kansas Relays on Saturday.

The women closed the meet with five event finals and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Remy Abrought (Kansas City, Mo.), Mallory Short (Columbia, Mo.) and Jada Steele (Detroit, Mich.) finished four-five-six in the 100-meter hurdles, with Abrought’s wind-aided time of 13.67 seconds leading the way.

In the 400-meter dash, Chantel Bethune (St. Louis, Mo.) darted to a first-place finish in 55.18 seconds. Junior Hanna Miller (Savannah, Mo.) finished second in the 800-meter run with a school-record time of 2:11.76. The duo was joined by Kylie Conrow (Bowling Green, Mo.) and Rachel Culberson (Florissant, Mo.) on the 4x400-meter relay team that grabbed a fifth-place finish.

Sarah Fogarty (O’Fallon, Mo.) and Gabrielle Penaflor (Thornton, Colo.) concluded events for the women’s team, finishing third and sixth, respectively, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

On the men’s side, the Roos finished fourth in the quadrangular scored portion of the Kanas Relays behind champion and host Kansas, Southern Illinois and California.

Marcus Johnson (Nixa, Mo.) and Daylan Quinn (Mountain View, Mo.) improved their times in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing first and fourth, respectively. Johnson’s victorious time of 9:07.00 is nearly 20 seconds faster than his previous personal record, as he now ranks second in UMKC program history.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Fred Boyd (Detroit, Mich.) bolted to a third-place finish with a personal-best performance of 14.53 seconds. Jacquez Perry (St. Louis, Mo.) hit a personal-best time in the 400-meter dash, after crossing the line in 49.01 seconds. UMKC’s final personal best performance of the meet came from Justin Martin (Kansas City, Mo.) in the 100-meter dash, as the senior finished third overall with a time of 10.62 seconds.

The 4x100-meter relay quartet of Christopher Bryan (St. Catherine, Jamaica), Chadayne Walker (Portmore, Jamaica), Traezon Henderson (Gardner, Kan.) and Martin edged Kansas’ group, crossing the line in 40.66 seconds to win the event.

In the field, Bryan led the way for UMKC in the long jump with a first-place leap of 7.69 meters. The sophomore’s mark is the second-longest in UMKC program history. Jeremy Harr (Mukwonago, Wis.) also set a personal record in the long jump with a seventh-place mark of 6.71 meters. In the triple jump, Harr finished fourth with a leap of 14.51 meters.

Throwers Blake Hocking (Lawrence, Kan.) and Jacob Hockman (Centralia, Mo.) each finished in the top-15 in both the shot put and the discus for UMKC.

The UMKC track and field team will return to Lawrence, Kan., on April 29 to wrap up the regular season at the Rock Chalk Classic.

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