McPherson College’s track and field teams competed in the K.T. Woodman Classic last weekend.
In men’s events, distance runners Daniel Sorenson and Javier Ceja qualified for the NAIA Track and Field Championships with a ‘B’ standard mark in the 1,500-meters, as all four of McPherson’s entries finished in the top 20.
Sorenson posted a fifth-place time of 3:55.32 to set a new personal record and school record, while Ceja also set a personal-best with a sixth place, 3:56.76. David Parry, who previously set a new season-best mark of 1:55.27 in the 800, took eighth in the event at 4:05.36.
Two days prior, McPherson’s first school record of the weekend fell when multi-athlete Derrick Toney finished seventh in the decathlon with 6,020 points, qualifying him for nationals.
In the field, Heath Hewitt, Evan Clary and Paul Rotering all set PRs. Hewitt and Clary made their marks in the discus throw with tosses of 136-8 and 133-11, while Rotering registered a javelin throw of 174-4.
On the women’s side, Breanna Pendleton set a new personal record with a 134-3 toss in the hammer throw, while Lizette Guzman set a season-best 2:35.54 mark in the 800-meters and freshman Aspen Frey finished the 5,000-meters in 19:52.39.