HUTCH WOMEN BREAK 2 SCHOOL RECORDS AT REGIONALS

Sophomore sprinter Tatyana Hopkins is congratulated by Blue Dragon head coach Pat Becher after breaking the school record and qualifying for the NJCAA Indoor Championships in the 60 meters on Friday in the Region VI Indoor Championships in Pittsburg. (Photo courtesy Blue Dragon Track and Field)
Sophomore sprinter Tatyana Hopkins is congratulated by Blue Dragon head coach Pat Becher after breaking the school record and qualifying for the NJCAA Indoor Championships in the 60 meters on Friday in the Region VI Indoor Championships in Pittsburg. (Photo courtesy Blue Dragon Track and Field)

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

PITTSBURG – The Hutchinson Community College women's track and field team broke two school records and earned one new national qualifier on Friday during the first day of the Region VI Indoor Championships at Pittsburg State's Plaster Center.

Sophomores Jewell Bolden and Tatyana Hopkins broke school records in the long jump and 60-meters on Friday.

Bolden finished as Region VI runner-up in the long jump on Friday with a school-record jump of 19 feet, 6 inches. That breaks the 1996 record of Candice Roberson of 18-10 3/4.

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Bolden also set a PR in the 60-meter hurdles. She qualified for Saturday's finals with the fourth-fastest preliminary time of 8.86 seconds. Bolden's time is the second-fastest time in Blue Dragon indoor history.

Hopkins broke the 1982 school record set by Jackie Ford. Hopkins' 60-meter preliminary time of Friday was 7.78 seconds to break Ford's record 7.81 seconds set in 1999. Hopkins ran the 10th-fastest preliminary time on Friday and didn't qualify for the finals.

Still, Hopkins became the fifth Blue Dragon to qualify for the NJCAA Indoor Championships on March 2-3 at the Plaster Center.

The Blue Dragons scores points in two other events on Friday.

Sophomore Aileen Gomez posted a PR in the 5,000 meters on Friday with a seventh-place time of 20:02.69. Her time is fifth best in Blue Dragon indoor history.

Summer Casey placed fifth in the pole vault with a clearance of 8-6 1/4.

The Blue Dragons are currently in fourth place in the team standings after six events with 17 points. Barton leads the women's standings with 47 points. Cloud County is right behind with 46 points and Cowley is third with 40 points.

Championship day begins on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Plaster Center.