LAWRENCE, Kan. – The UMKC track & field teams finished up at the 2018 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships finishing third (men’s) with 162 points and fourth (women’s) with 79 points in team rankings.
Jamarice Preston claimed the gold medal in men’s high jump, leading the field clearing the bar at 2.05 meters. The jump passed Bryan’s previous best of 2.04 meters and now sits tied for second in UMKC all-time history.
In men’s triple jump, three UMKC athletes showed out with strong performances. Christopher Bryan took home a second place finish with a jump of 15.78 meters with Jeremy Harr closely trailing in third place at 15.02 meters. Terrence Williams picked up two points for the men’s team in the event, finishing seventh with a jump of 13.85 meters.
Bryan also finished third in men’s long jump with a 7.78 meter jump ahead of teammate Harr, who placed sixth at 7.08 meters. In the men’s 110 meter hurdles, Bryan took home a top-three finish with a time of 14.14.
Christy Nell picked up four points for the women’s team in pole vault, finishing in fifth place in clearing the bar at 3.90 meters. Jada Steele and Traci Mills chipped in with 11 points to the women’s team in the long jump event. Steele brought home a bronze medal with a 6.03 meter jump, a personal best and third-best in program history. Mills finished in fourth place with a 5.95 meter jump.
Mills also snagged six points in finishing third in women’s triple jump, recording a long distance 12.40 meters.
In men’s discus throw, Jacob Hockman and Perry Adderley teamed up to give the men’s team 12 points. Hockman placed in second with a throw of 50.50 meters while Adderley finished fifth at 48.66 meters. Adderley also notched a point with an eighth place finish in men’s shot put with a distance of 14.94 meters.
Alexa Pint wrapped of the team’s scoring on Friday, placing second in women’s javelin throw with a distance of 40.95 meters.
Harpreet Dosanjh and Carter Grissom both finished in the top-three in men’s javelin throw to add 14 points to the men’s team total. Dosanjh secured a second-place result with a throw of 66.08 meters while Grissom placed third at 64.47 meters.
After competing in the women’s heptathlon earlier in the week, Daiwa Emmert added six points for the women’s team with a third place finish in the high jump, clearing the bar at 1.65 meters which served as a new personal best.
In running events, the UMKC men’s 4x100 meter relay team picked up five points, finishing fourth with a time of 42.05. The women’s 4x100 relay team picked up a fifth-place finish at 47.41.
Daylan Quinn took home a top-three finish in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:01.57. Katherine Hanners finished in fifth place in the event on the women’s side with a time of 4:53.29.
In the men’s 400 meter dash, Jaquez Perry and Jamarice Preston finished in fourth and fifth place with times of 49.08 and 50.19. Rachel Culberson picked up eight points for the women’s team in the event with a second place result at 56.59.\
Jackson Barbour, Darrien Case and Josh Sanders combined to add 12 points to the men’s team in the 800 meter run. Barbour placed fourth at 1:55.25, Case in fifth at 1:56.12 and Sanders in sixth at 1:56.36.
Wrapping up the championships, Nathan Keown finished in second place in the men’s 5000 meter run with a time of 15:02.42. Marcus Johnson added four points with a fifth place finish in the event with a time of 15:17.96.
The men’s 4x400 meter relay team wrapped up the scoring in the event, picking up six points with a third place result of 3:16.69.
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