Track & Field News

Published May 11, 2017 8:56 am

On Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, the Southwestern Spartans traveled to the 2017 regional track meet hosted by Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. The Spartans put everything on the line to finish the season with a remarkable performance.

Read more: Spartans Show Team Improvement at 2017 Regionals

Published April 28, 2017 9:35 am

Hannah Beenken and Kirsten Schirm

Jordan Strofaci signed two central Iowa track and field athletes to the 2017-18 Spartan team at Southwestern Community College:

Read more: Strofaci Signs Two for Southwestern Track and Field

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.

Read more: Dick Young Invitational 2017

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.