HANSEN, DMR SCORE FOR DRAGONS ON DAY 1 AT NJCAAS

The Blue Dragon Distance Medley Relay team finished seventh on Friday at the 2019 NJCAA Indoor Championships in Pittsburg, KS.
The Blue Dragon Distance Medley Relay team finished seventh on Friday at the 2019 NJCAA Indoor Championships in Pittsburg, KS.

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

PITTSBURG – The Hutchinson Community College men's track and field team picked up six points in two events on Day 1 of the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Pittsburg State's Plaster Center.

Sophomore pole vaulter Myles Hansen was the highest placer on Friday for Hutchinson. Hansen earned All-America honors and placed sixth in the pole vault with a clearance of 14 feet, 3 1/4 inches.

The Blue Dragon Distance Medley Relay placed seventh with a time of 10:18.40. The relay team was made up of Brett Hillabrand, Elijah Smith, Jason Luft and Connor Kaufman.

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Two Blue Dragon distance runners set PRs in the 5,000-meter finals. Freshman Sylvester Kibarar posted the second-fastest time in Blue Dragon indoor history with a time of 15:11.03. Sophomore Jared Stark ran the third-fastest 5,000 time by a Blue Dragon at 15:28.38. Kibarar was 14th and Stark 20th on Friday.

Other results on Friday:
+ Elijah Smith finished 13th in the men's long jump at 22 feet, 10 inches.

+ Garet Johnson was 15th in the men's pole vault at 47-9 3/4.

+ Jared Scott didn't qualify for the finals in the 60 and 200 meters. Scott tied for 12th in the 60 meters in 6.78 seconds. He was 13th in the 200 preliminaries with a tie of 21.56 seconds.

+ Brock Appiah was 19th in qualifying for the 200 meters with a time of 21.73 seconds.

+ Donovan Whitmore was 29th in qualifying for the 200 at 22.31 seconds.

+ Jason Luft ran a time of 2:00.68 in the 800 preliminaries.