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Tritons begin pursuit at nationals

HOBBS, N.M. — The Iowa Central men’s and women’s track teams began action at the NJCAA Div. I Outdoor Track and Field Championships here Thursday.

Through four events scored, the Triton men are second with 21 points and the women are third with 15.

Akeem Bradshaw had the highest individual finish, placing third in the long jump.

Bradshaw set a new school-record by leaping 25-6.

The men’s 4×800 relay of Denzelle Anglin, Thomas Bryant, Mel Obadiah and Awet Yohannes finished second in 7:42.15, with the women placing third in 9:33.90.

Jade Ford, Florance Uwajeneza, Abeba Sullivan and Eleonora Curtabbi comprised that relay.

Maddie Schmoker was fourth in the hammer (52.28m) and Lea Grady placed fifth (50.90m). Both set personal records, with Schmoker now ranking second in school history in the event.

Tyler Lienau was fifth in the hammer (56.74m), with Jacob Wedig finishing seventh and Caden Fenchel eighth.

The Iowa Central men’s 4×100 relay also qualified for finals with the fourth-fastest time at 39.91, which set a school record thanks to Kris Brown, David Dunlap, Phemelo Matlhabe and Courtney Lindsey.

The women’s 4×100 for the Tritons also advanced to the finals in 47.73.