Five Individual Events Claimed at Kearney Meet

Doane won five individual titles and two relays on Saturday at the Charlie Foster Classic on the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus.

Joel Bacon won the 400 meter dash with a time of 0:51.19.  Bacon was also on the winning 4x400 meter relay team with Laith Etmund, Zach Witt, and John Holliday.  They ran a time of 3:30.24.

Witt finished third in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 0:07.92.  In the prelims, he ran a time of 0:07.91, tying a personal best this year.  Both times are NAIA provisional marks.

Ben DeLay was victorious in the mile run with a time of 4:27.79.  Sufian Kimo was second in the race for Doane.

Greg Torres won the 600 yard run with an NAIA automatic qualifying time of 1:10.90.  He broke the meet record that he set in 2005.  Lance Foster took second with a time of 1:12.62 and Holliday finished third with a time of 1:13.64.  Foster hit an automatic qualifying mark while Holliday's time met the provisional standard.

DeLay and Torres were members of the victorious Distance Medley Relay (DMR) team.  They teamed with Colin Johnston and Justin Cox to win with a time of 10:39.24, a Charlie Foster and UNK Field House record.

Matt Hollman won the 800 meter run with a time of 1:58.04.  He was the only runner to break the two minute mark in the race.

Maurice Smith jumped 23-00.50 in the long jump to take first place.  His mark was the second best distance personally this season and meets the automatic standard for the NAIA.

Robert Phillips reached a provisional qualifying mark in the 55 meter dash with a time of 0:06.56.  He finished second in the race.

Tom Martin finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 47-04.25, a personal best this season.  The distance also meets the NAIA automatic standard.

Branden Bonk finished eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 50-07.50, a personal best this year.  He reached the NAIA provisional standard with his finish.

The Tigers will be in action on Saturday, February 3, when Doane hosts the Scott Nisely Memorial Track Classic.  The classic, formally known as the Fred Beile Track Classic, was renamed after Nisely at the request of former head track coach Fred Beile.  Nisely was killed in action in September 2006 while serving for the United States military in Iraq.

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