Warriors Excel at Concordia Indoor Invite

SEWARD, Neb. – Midland University saw several track and field athletes earn high marks this past weekend at the Concordia Indoor Invitational in Seward, Nebraska. The Warriors had several athletes earn top 10 marks in their respective events as well as a handful of new personal bests that landed them on the all-time list in program history.

Dylan Kucera placed 2nd in the men’s shot put with a new personal best of 55 feet, 2.75 inches. That mark is one inch off of the school record held by Seth Sabata, who is sitting out the indoor season. Kucera’s mark is sixth-best in the NAIA this season and ranks third in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).

Jeremiah Harris posted a time of 7.08 second in the men’s 60m qualifying. That time moves him into fifth all-time at Midland. In the finals he ran a time 7.74, earning 7th place. He is currently ranked seventh fastest in the GPAC with his prelim time.

Also making a move in the Midland record books was Victoria Leffler. She moved into ninth all time with a jump of 35’ 5.75”. That mark was good for 7th at the meet and is tied for 13th-best in the GPAC this season.

Nathan Houser had the best finish of the day, placing 1st in the men’s weight throw. Houser had his best toss of the season, 66’ 5.25”, and is just over a foot off of his personal best set last year. This season he ranks second in the GPAC and is third in the NAIA.

On the women’s side it was Vivian Sanchez placing the highest with her 2nd-place finish in the 1000m. She finished with a time of 3:09.73 which is the third fastest in the GPAC.

Other top 10 performances on the day were:

–        Daniel Olson placed 5th and Ty Hansen was 9th in the men’s 1000m. Olson had a time of 2:38.92 while Hansen ran a 2:42.66.

–        Chase Andresen was 6th in the men’s pole vault, clearing 15’ 1”.

–        Reid Kirlin finished 6th in the weight throw with a toss of 57’ 4.25” and was 8th in the shot put with a toss 48’ 0.5”.

–        Victoria Leffler also placed 10th in the women’s high with a height of 4’ 11”.

Midland will begin their postseason run this upcoming weekend with the GPAC Indoor Track & Field Championships. The two-day meet will begin on Friday, February 15 in Seward.

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