Only a handful of athletes from the Builder track and field team competed at the Tabor Invitational Wednesday. This was due to a large portion of the team traveling to the Kansas University Relays, which is April 15 to 17.

“I think that for the ones we took, we did well, but overall the group was kind of mixed,” said Jim Helmer, head men’s track coach. “We had some personal records, but it was hot and extremely windy.”

Mike Kirkland, head women’s track coach, agrees that the weather conditions were not ideal.  “It was a terrible day for a track meet,” said Kirkland.  “There were 40 mile-per-hour winds and it didn’t stop blowing.”

Despite the weather, there were a number of athletes who stood out in the final results.

In the shot put event, Sarah Hardin, undeclared freshman, Mandy Bostwick, elementary education sophomore, and Allyssa Zentner, undeclared freshman, all hit personal records on their distances.  Hardin threw for 38-11 feet, Bostwick for 37-2.50 and Zentner for 35-8.50. They placed second, sixth and eighth respectively in the event.

Kelvin Chaplin, elementary education freshman, also had a personal best in the 100 meter dash, finishing with a time of 11.13 seconds. His time earned him 10th in the race.

“I had a PR in the 100,” said Chaplin.  “I thought everyone performed really well, especially considering we didn’t take very many people to the meet.”

Alex Hutchins, business administration senior, took the top place in the hammer throw. His distance of 163-12 feet beat out the nearest competitor by over eight feet.

Clinton Dick is a freshman majoring in convergent journalism.  You may e-mail him at




100 meter dash:  Tamika Taylor 13.25 seconds, Brianna Johnson 13.60, Erin Morton 14.02

200 meter dash:  9. Anjaih Clemons 25.78, Johnson 28.27, Taylor 28.42, Morton 29.42

Shot Put:  2. Sarah Hardin 38-11, 6. Mandy Bostwick 37-2.50, 8. Allyssa Zentner 35-8.50

Discus:  Zentner 92-3, Bostwick 88-5

Hammer Throw:  Bostwick 118-3, Hardin 101-8

Javelin:  Zentner 103-77


100 meter dash:  10. Kelvin Chaplin 11.13

200 meter dash:  Trevor Noel 23.56

400 meter hurdles:  Adkism 1:04.09

Long Jump:  9. Adkism 21-5

Shot Put:  Dustin Gorden 40-22, Garret Mohney 39-70, Rodaius German 35-60

Discus:  Alex Hutchins 129-86, Gorden 121-23, Mohney 96-03, German 83-20

Hammer Throw:  1. Hutchins 163-12, Darrell Wilson 125-43, German 117-36

Javelin:  Wilson 129-40