February 14, 2012
Jasmin, Brown break school records at Highland Scottie Classic
Taking a small contingent of athletes to compete at the Highland Community College Scottie Classic indoor track and field meet on Saturday, the Cowley College men and women’s track and field teams had some impressive performances.
The Tiger track and field teams broke two school records and hit eight national qualifying marks at the meet.
“We had a great meet at Highland,” Cowley head coach Mark Phillips said. “We got done exactly what we needed to.”
With only field event and short sprints and hurdlers competing, the Tigers were impressive on the Highland track in preparation for this weekend’s Region VI/Jayhawk Conference Indoor Championships.
Sophomore Bryan Jasmin and freshman Darryl Brown highlighted the performances by breaking school records. Jasmin finished second in the 55-meter hurdles and broke his own school record in the event with a time of 7.67. While, Brown placed second in the 55-meter dash and nipped Fred Taylor’s previous school record time in the event by finishing the race with a time of 6.39.
The Tiger men’s pole-vaulters were equally impressive as they took the top-three spots in the competition. Josh Phillips won the event by clearing 15-7 ¾, while Cody Rosson and Rick Valcin tied for second by clearing 15-2. Phillips’ jump put him third on the all-time Cowley pole vault list and all three athletes have qualified for nationals.
The Lady Tigers were led by Morgan Brant’s second place finish in the high jump as the freshman from Drumright, OK, hit the national qualifying mark by clearing 5-1 ¾. Lady Tiger pole-vaulters Niki Andrews and Kadie Peoples also hit national qualifying marks and tied for fourth in the event by jumping 10-0 ¾.
Lacy Tipton, Kira Vega and Kammie Mercer placed third through fifth in the weight throw and are getting closer to achieving national qualifying marks.
Up next for the Tigers is the Region VI/Jayhawk Conference Championship meet this weekend. The women’s pentathlon and men’s heptathlon will take place on Johnson County Community College’s indoor track starting at 1 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. The regular track and field meet will be held Sunday at Kansas State University’s Ahearn Fieldhouse starting at 9:15 a.m.
“We are getting healthy but still have some empty spots on the men’s side due to lack of distance runners,” Phillips said. “We also still have a couple of injury issues that could go either way on the men’s team. The women’s team will have several ladies doing several events, and they just have to get it done in those events, to have a chance to compete for a top spot in the region and conference.”