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National Marks Hit, Records Broken

The Tiger track and field teams opened the outdoor season with a strong showing at the Hastings Bronco Relays on Saturday afternoon. Doane finished the meet with 13 automatic NAIA qualifying marks and 10 provisional marks. Two school records were dropped on the men's side.

On the women's side in action on the track, Blair Dixon won the 100m and 200m dashes. In the 100m, she posted a provisional time of 12.21 and in the 200m, she ran a time of 25.31. Kalli Brannagan posted a provisional time in the 100m dash as well, clocked at 12.23. Brannagan was second in the 200m (25.51) while fellow Tiger Amanda Reetz was third (26.60).

Jillian Ourada won the hurdles events, posting an automatic qualifying mark in the 100m hurdles. She ran a time of 14.84 in the prelims and won the event with a time of 14.98. She claimed the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:05.41.

The Tiger 4x100m relay team won with a time of 49.16, more than half a second off the provisional qualifying time. The team members were Cami Hasenohr, Reetz, Brannagan and Dixon.

In women's field events, Leah Petersen won the pole vault with a mark of 11-05.75 (3.50m). Her height was a provisional qualifying mark.

Ourada claimed her third win on the day by taking the long jump. She posted a NAIA automatic qualifying mark of 18-05.75 (5.63m) on her final jump. Lauren Baird hit a provisional mark of 18-01.00 (5.51m) while Shelby Meier also had a provisional mark of 18-00.25 (5.49m).

Meier won the triple jump with a provisional mark of 37-03.25 (11.36m).

Whitney Collins picked up a provisional mark in the shot put with a toss of 43-10.75 (13.38m).

Sarah Hinman claimed an automatic mark in the discus with a throw of 145-01 (44.23m) and finished in second place by two inches.

In the javelin, Ashton Henderson won with a throw of 126-00 (38.41m) while teammate Karmen Lawver took second with a throw of 122-02 (37.24m).

In men's action, BJ Lawrence put on a dominating performance on the track. He posted two individual automatic marks and broke a pair of school records. In the 100m dash, Lawrence ran a time of 10.34 to break Thaddeus Shannon's record of 10.42 set in 1997. Lawrence broke the record of Greg Ray in the 200m dash, posting a time of 20.97. Ray's record of 21.21 was set in 1999.

Not to be overlooked, Ben McCaleb posted an automatic and a provisional mark in the 100m and 200m dashes. He ran times of 10.71 and 21.47, respectively, with the automatic mark coming in the 200m dash.

Edwin Ronoh won the 800m run with a time of 1:56.70.

Virgil Mitchell won the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.18, an automatic qualifying mark. He posted a prelim time of 14.37.

In the relays, Doane claimed the 4x100m and 4x400m titles. In the 4x100m, Doane posted a mark of 41.42, an automatic qualifying time. The team consisted of Adam Baxa, Chris Busby, McCaleb and Lawrence. The 4x400m team won with a time of 3:23.21 and consisted of Caleb Hock, Jory Pflasterer, Rob Keeney and Ronoh.

Byron Evans won the triple jump for the Tigers, posting a provision mark of 46-03.25 (14.10m).

Kyle Bartlett took second in the shot put with a toss of 50-08.75 (15.46m).

Doane dominated the discus with four automatic marks. Zack Lindsley won the event with a throw of 166-08 (50.81m). Alvin Voss was second with a throw of 165-00 (50.30m) with Vince Krejci placing throw with a mark of 160-02 (48.81m). Darin Smith took sixth with a mark of 158-11 (48.43m).

Micah Marvin won the javelin on his final throw, posting an automatic qualifying mark of 190-08 (58.13m).