Track & Field News

Published April 25, 2017 12:42 pm

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 Dick Young Invitational, hosted by Grinnell College in Grinnell. The Spartans maintained their impressive second half of the season spurt at Grinnell with numerous top eight finishes on both the men’s and women's side.

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Published April 21, 2017 9:10 am

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 Darrel Gourley Open, hosted by William Jewell College in Liberty, MO.  The Spartans had their best performance of the season so far, finishing the competition with 18 personal best performances.  To put that into perspective, only 17 athletes were competing for the Spartans, meaning nearly every athlete achieved a new personal best; some competitors reached new marks in multiple events--running, jumping, or throwing the best they ever had in their athletic careers.

Read more: Spartans Set 18 PRs at 2017 Darrel Gourley Open

Published April 10, 2017 12:28 pm

On Saturday, April 8, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 Dordt Outdoor Invitational hosted by Dordt College in Sioux Center. While previously scheduled to attend the L.D. Weldon Classic, hosted by Graceland University, the Spartans made the decision to instead travel north, in order to find tougher competition.

It was another great day for track and field as the weather was cloudy and 70 degrees with a bit of aiding wind, which showed results in the sprint events. The Spartans had numerous personal and season bests in the sprint events, including sophomore Sisilia Seavula, who finished third in the 100m dash, with a season best time of 12.31, and finished second in the 200m dash, with a season best time of 25.46.

Top finishers on the men’s side came from Ronald Henderson, placing second in the high jump with his best jump of the outdoor season, at 6 feet and 7 inches; Tony Klocke earned a fifth place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, with a time of 15.97; and the 4x100 meter relay team, consisting of Jeremy Newton, Dylan Lucas, Malik McClellon, and Andrew Conover, finished fourth in the competition. Lucas then went on to place sixth in the 400-meter hurdles, with a season's best time of 59.11.

This meet was not scored. Next week, on Saturday, April 15, the Spartans will travel south to Liberty, MO, to compete at the Darrell Gourley Open at William Jewell College.

Published April 3, 2017 2:03 pm

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 BVU Outdoor Invite hosted by Buena Vista University in Storm Lake.  It was a perfect day for track and field with 50-degree overcast skies and no wind.  To highlight the competition, on the women's side, Sisilia Seavula earned a pair of first-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, running with times of 12.61 and 25.56 respectively.

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Published March 27, 2017 2:41 pm

On Saturday, March 25, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 Grand View Invitational hosted by Grand View University in Des Moines.  Despite the rainy weather, the Spartans ran tough to kickstart the 2017 outdoor season.  To highlight the competition, the Spartan men and woman combined, tallied 22 top five finishes.

Read more: Spartans Start Outdoor Season at 2017 Grand View Invitational