Trio of Warriors Place First at Dutcher Memorial

CRETE, Neb. – Midland University saw three athletes win their events at the Jim Dutcher Memorial on Sunday. Jeremiah Harris, Kasey Reeves, and Nathan Houser all finished atop their fields as the Warriors had 11 top 10 finishes on the day.

Harris won the men’s 100m by the slimmest of margins over a sprinter from Doane. After looking at the photo finish, he won by a .003 seconds with a time of 10.842.

Reeves’ victory came in the men’s 10,000m race and with the longer race and wider gap between first and second. He turned a time of 34:00.43, which was 14 seconds faster than the field. He took off 46 seconds from his previous season best. Teammate Cortland Cassidy finished 6th in the same race with a time of 34:48.93.

Houser won the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 192’6”. He was also 6th in the discus with a mark of 149’2”.

Isaiah Brown set a new personal best in the men’s pole vault, clearing 15’9”. He place 2nd in the event.

Travis Phillips Jr. was 9th in the men’s 200m with a time of 22.37.

Also on the men’s side, the 4x100m relay team place 4th with a time of 42.61 while the 4x800m relay team was 7th with a time of 3:40.44.

For the women, four athletes had top 10 marks at the meet. Victoria Leffler was 9th in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 33’11.5”.

The other three places all came in the women’s 10,000m run. Braska Patterson was 3rd with a time of 41:26.50, Paige Thelen was 5th with a time of 45:08.86 and Victoria Bitz was 6th with a time of 46.26.14.

Prior to the meet on Sunday, a handful of athletes competed in the 91st Kansas Relays held in Lawrence, Kansas. Nathan Houser made finals in the hammer throw and discus while Reid Kirlin joined him in the hammer throw.

Houser placed 9th in the discus with a best toss of 153’10” and was 3rd in the hammer with an effort of 187’0”. Kirlin finished 7th in the hammer throw with a best of 175’8”