Track & Field News

Published February 22, 2017 8:16 am

Ronald Henderson

On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, the Southwestern Spartans track and field team traveled to the 2017 NJCAA Region XI Indoor Championships hosted by Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. To highlight the competition, the Spartans had four All-Region performances.

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Published February 14, 2017 8:46 am

On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, the Southwestern Spartans track and field team traveled to the 2017 South Dakota State University Indoor Classic in Brookings, SD.  The Spartans continued their 2017 indoor season streak of school record-breaking performances.  Specifically, the record came in the distance medley relay, consisting of a 1200-meter run, 800-meter run, 400-meter dash, and 1600-meter run. The relay of Jalen Two Leggins, Kevin Dietrich, Jeremy Newton, and Caleb Peterson accomplished the new school record.

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Published February 6, 2017 4:15 pm

On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Southwestern Spartans track and field teams traveled to the 2017 Grinnell College Indoor Invitational hosted by Grinnell College in Grinnell. The Spartans made their presence known early in the meet when Ohio-native Ronald Henderson, freshman, took first place in the high jump.  Henderson set a new meet record jumping 2.06 meters (6 feet 9 inches).  The previous record of 2.00 meters was set in 2015.  Henderson improved his national ranking as he prepares to represent the Southwestern Spartans in Pittsburg, KS, at Pittsburg State University on Saturday, March 4.

Read more: Henderson Breaks Meet Record, Numerous School Records Broken at Grinnell

Published January 31, 2017 1:23 pm

On January 28, 2017, the Southwestern Spartans track and field team traveled to the 2017 Dennis Young Classic hosted by Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The highlight of the day came in one of the first events of the meet, the high jump. Ronald Henderson took first place while competing against a plethora of NAIA division level competition. Henderson also qualified for the NJCAA Division I Indoor National Championships with a jump of 2.00 meters. Henderson will represent the Southwestern Spartans in Pittsburg, KS, at Pittsburg State University on Saturday, March 4.

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Published January 27, 2017 9:53 am

Sisillia Seavula

On January 21, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 Cornell Invitational in Mount Vernon. Early on in the track events, the Spartan female sprinters performed admirably. Younis Bese, Sisillia Seavula, and Kebrea Parker earned second, third, and fifth place finishes respectively in the 60-meter dash. Seavula then went on to finish first in the 200m dash with a time of 26.89 seconds.

Read more: Spartan Track Starts 2017 Season at Cornell