Cloud County Men's Track Team Adds Four National Qualifying Marks at NW Missouri State Open

Cloud County Men's Track Team Adds Four National Qualifying Marks at NW Missouri State Open

Eight top-eight finishes would be part of four national qualifying marks and a new school record for the second-straight day for the Cloud County men's track and field team to close out the Northwest Missouri State Bearcat Open in Marysville, Missouri on Saturday, January 25th.

It would be a record-breaking performance in the shot put for a second-consecutive week by freshman Courtney Lawrence as the Jamaica native would take third in the event with a throw of 17.68 meters (58 ft. – 0.25 in.). A win for the T-Birds would come in the high jump as Elijah Wilson would set a national qualifying mark with a jump of 2.01 meters (6 ft. – 7 in.) while Richard Newman would narrowly miss out on a national qualifying mark and take second in the event with a jump of 1.96 meters (6 ft. – 5 in.).

A third-place finish in the triple jump from Jaelin Pinckney in his collegiate debut would land the freshman a national qualifying mark of 14.49 meters (47 ft. – 6.5 in.) while Overland Park, Kansas native Chanler Taylor took fifth (13.91 meters, 45 ft. – 7.75 in.). Sophomore Sanitino Kenyi would set his second national qualifying mark of the weekend to take third place in the mile run with a time of 4:12.29 and is now qualified for the national meet in three events.

Two other top-eight finishes would take place by Cloud County athletes on Saturday, with Marcquiece Cade taking sixth in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.55 while the 4x400 meter relay team of Stephen Holland, Andres Hernandez, Wayde Roman, and Nevan Tebb-Lolar put together a sixth-place finish with a time of 3:22.79.

What's Next?

Cloud County will compete in the Sunflower State for the first time this season coming up next week when they take part in the Wichita State University Invitational. The two-day meet will get underway with multi-events on Thursday, January 30th followed by a full day of action on Friday, January 31st.