Track and field wins outdoor season debut



During Friday night’s javelin throw competition, Nate Vann throws 45.79m. Vann ranked 7th in the field.

The track and field team hosted the Shocker Spring Invitational March 24 and 25. They took home a total of twelve event titles.

Friday saw Wichita State score first place for men’s hammer throw and women’s javelin throw.

Junior Creighton Camp broke his own personal record in the hammer throw by 11.7 feet when he threw for 174-7 to get first place. 

The Shockers scored first and second place in women’s javelin throw. Freshmen Samantha Mark and Emma Bezdek threw 138-1 and 122 ½ feet respectively. This is Bezdek’s collegiate javelin debut.

On day two of the event, Brady Palen and Marissa Jensen scored first in men’s and women’s high jump. Palen recorded a 6’11 ½ clearance while Jensen cleared 5 ½ feet.

Palen is coming off an appearance at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships and is currently ranked eighth in the country in high jump for the outdoor season.

The men’s and women’s 4×400 relay teams also swept their races. The women’s team of Maya Fabri, Courtney Wilborn, Sydney Johnson and Sadie Millard won in three minutes and 58 seconds. The men, RJ Hutchison, JD Prinsloo, Trace Spires and Bryan Haney, cut the race close with Iowa Central Community College but came out on top with a time of 3:17.39.

The team will compete again March 30-April 1 at the Texas Relays at the University of Texas-Austin and the Friends Spring Open at Friends University.