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OU's Anderson leaps to eighth in indoor meet

By The Herald Staff | 12/10/2012

MANHATTAN — A portion of the Ottawa University indoor track and field team competed at the Kansas State University All-Comers Meet Saturday at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan.

Tiffany Anderson finished eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 4 inches.

MANHATTAN — A portion of the Ottawa University indoor track and field team competed at the Kansas State University All-Comers Meet Saturday at Ahearn Field House in Manhattan.

Tiffany Anderson finished eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 33 feet, 4 inches.

Sammie Ford (7.33 seconds), J.D. Johnson (7.49), and Sheldon Smoote (7.55). Smoote (39.6) and Ford (40.7) both ran in the 300 race.

J.C. Garcia ran the 600 (1:22.03). Nakoah Brown jumped 6-4 in the high jump and Ryin Brandt finished with a vault  14-1.25 in the pole vault.

The Ottawa track teams compete Jan. 8, 2013 at the Iowa State University meet in Ames, Iowa.

KCAC meet in Ahearn

The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference’s second indoor conference meet will be at KSU’s Ahearn Field House, the site of Saturday’s all-comers meet.

The meet will be Feb. 18-19 and include 19 events.

“Following up on the tremendous success of our inaugural Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet in Wichita, the move to Ahearn Field House on the Kansas State University campus shows this conference’s commitment to finding the best opportunities for our student-athletes to compete and exhibit their many athletic talents,” KCAC commissioner Dr. Scott Crawford said.

There are benefits to the athletes and fans with more seating at the Kansas State facility.

“The Ahearn Field House facility offers the conference’s student-athletes the opportunity to compete on a full 200-meter, synthetic surfaced track along with similarly surfaced runways for the both the vertical and horizontal jumps as they compete for conference honors as well as strive to meet the qualifying standards for the NAIA National Indoor Championships to be held later this winter,” former McPherson College sports information director Carol Swenson said.

“2012 was a great inaugural event and 2013 should be even better.”

The track offers a big-time feel to it

“The opportunity for our student athletes to compete in a meet at a quality facility like Ahearn on top of being a championship meet will make things very exciting,” Sterling track coach Jack Dillard said.

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