NIACC track and field teams return to action

MANKATO, Minn. - The NIACC men's and women's track and field teams return to action Friday at the Minnesota State Invitational.

The invitational starts at 2 p.m. with the field events. The running events start at 3:30 p.m.

The Trojans opened the season at the Minnesota State Chuck Peterson Open on Dec. 8.

At the Chuck Peterson Open, NIACC's Keshawn Wilson placed second in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.06 seconds. NIACC's Seon Clarke placed third in the 600 in a time of 1:30.34 and the 4x400-meter relay team placed third in a time of 3:32.61.

Also for the Trojans, Jacob Henjum tied for fifth in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 2 1/4 inches. NIACC's Alec Hayes was seventh in the high jump, also in 6-2 1/4.

Henjum was sixth in the triple jump in 42-2 3/4.

For the NIACC women, Dashawn Wyatt was eighth in the 60 (8.12) and 14th in the 200 (27.17).

MINNESOTA STATE INVITATIONAL

Schedule of events

Field events

2 p.m. - Weight throw (men followed by women); Long jump (women followed by men); High jump (men followed by women); Pole vault (women followed by men); Shot put to follow weight throw (men followed by women); Triple jump to follow long jump (women followed by men).

Running events

(All running events will be women followed by men except the 60 hurdle final.)

3:30 p.m. - 60 hurdles prelims

3:50 p.m. - 60 prelims

4:10 p.m. - Mile

4:35 p.m. - 60 hurdle finals

4:45 p.m. - 400

5 p.m. - 600

5:15 p.m. - 60 finals

5:25 p.m. - 800

5:35 p.m. - 1,000

5:45 p.m. - 200

6:10 p.m. - 3,000

6:40 p.m. - 4x400

NIACC'S ENTRANTS

WOMEN

60 - Dashawn Wyatt; 200 - Wyatt, Kasey Parish, Caitlin Serle, Jilian Heitland; 600 - Ally Trager; 800 - Cecelia Hemsworth, Ivy Rollene; Mile - Emma Davison; 60 hurdles - Heitland; 4x400 - NIACC; Long jump - Parish, Serle; Shot put - Julia Pieper, Dasiah Tatum, Grace Heimer; Weight throw - Tatum, Heimer, Pieper.

MEN

60 - Timothi McMaster, Kalen Eastman, Walker Coldren, Brendan Hoy, Kyle Younker; 200 - Eastman, Coldren, Alec Hayes, McMaster, Eric Swart, Younker; 600 - Karter Anderson; 800 - Daniel Hennigar, Zach Leahmann, Seon Clarke; 1,000 - Gavin Connell, Grant Dieken, Tyler Crawford, Isaac Branstad; Mile - Connell, Dieken, Crawford, Zane Miller, Branstad; 4x400 - NIACC A, NIACC B; High jump - Jacob Henjum, Hayes, Swart; Long jump - Coldren; Triple jump - Henjum.

NIACC'S SEASON BESTS

Men

60 - Keshawn Wilson 7.06 (12-8-18); 200 - Kalen Eastman 23.68 (12-8-18); 400 - Brendan Hoy 52.54 (12-8-18); 600 - Seon Clarke 1:30.34 (12-8-18); 4x400 - 3:32.61 (12-8-18); High jump - Jacob Henjum 1.89 meters (12-8-18), Alec Hayes 1.89 meters (12-8-18); Long jump - Walker Coldren 5.37 meters (12-8-18); Triple jump - Henjum 12.87 meters (12-8-18).

Women

60 - Dashwan Wyatt 8.10 (12-8-18); 200 - Wyatt 27.17 (12-8-18); Long jump - Kasey Parish 4.64 meters (12-8-18); Shot put - Julia Pieper 9.38 meters (12-8-18); Weight throw - Dasiah Tatum 11.94 meters (12-8-18).