Weather Doesn't Slow Trojan Track Squad
The Colby Community College men’s track and field team competed April 5 at the University of Nebraska – Kearney Loper Invitational. Windy weather conditions over the weekend didn't stop the Trojans from continuing their record-breaking success on the track.
The men’s 4 x 100 relay of Anthony Farrington, Raheem Brown, Dontrell Lyons and Anthony Stephens set a new school record for the second consecutive week. The Trojan men broke the previous CCC record of 40.72 with new time of 40.65 as they claimed the 4 x 100 meter relay title.
Brown was also successful in breaking his own 100 meter dash record for the second consecutive week topping his previous mark of 10.54 as he ran 10.40 to win the 100 meter dash.
Ashley Riley was the third record breaking performance of the day as he broke the 400 meter run school record with a new personal best of 48.08. Riley was followed closely by Lyons and Stephens who ran season bests 48.84 and 48.85.
“Undesirable weather conditions can easily discourage track and field athletes but our group does a good job of taking advantage of every opportunity to compete,” said Head Coach James Ortiz.
Mike Kinuthia won the men’s 800 meter run in 1:54.85; Gennard Paul won the men’s long jump in a season best 7.31m (23-11.75); and Brown won the men’s 200 meter dash in 21.13.
The Trojans next competition is the Concordia Invitational on April 12 in Seward, Neb.
Contact: Coach James Ortiz