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Alex VanSyckle finished sixth in the women's pole vault of the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Gowans Stadium. (Maddi Cumpston/HCC Sports Information)				    HCC sophomore Austin Vaden finishes eighth in the Decathlon of the 2015 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Gowans Stadium. (Maddi Cumpston/HCC Sports Information)				    				    				HCC's Austin Vaden competes in the NJCAA Outdoor Championship Decathlon high jump on Thursday at Gowans Stadium. (Maddi Cumpston/HCC Sports Information)
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VANSYCKLE, FUENTES LEAD HCC WOMEN ON DAY 2 OF NATIONAL MEET

Track | 05.15.15

Sophomore Alex VanSyckle and freshman Stormy Fuentes both produced points for the Hutchinson Community College women’s track and field team on Day 2 of the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Gowans Stadium.
 
VanSyckle shook off a tough performance in the hammer throw on Thursday to finish sixth in her best event, the shot put. Fuentes tied for seventh in a very strong women’s pole vault field on Friday.
 
With no athletes going on Saturday, the Blue Dragon women will close the NJCAA national championship with 4.5 points, which is 19th after two days of competition.
 
VanSyckle’s best throw in the shot put on Friday was 42 feet, 8 inches. She qualified at 44-1 1/2. She was the top Jayhawk West competitor and second-best Region VI performer.
 
Fuentes matched her career best in the pole vault with a clearance of 10 feet, 6 inches, which tied Mesa’s Dana Brady for seventh. 
 
While finishing down the list in the women’s Heptathlon, HCC sophomore Madison Schrock did have her second-best performance in the multi-event competition. She finished 13th overall, but had 3,709 points amassed. That was second only to her 3,846 points scored at Region VI in El Dorado two weeks ago.
 
Two other Blue Dragon women competed on Friday.
 
Emily Baldwin placed 14th in the shot put, with a top attempt of 38-0 1/4.Sophomore Ashley Claxton struggled in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a 16th-place time of 13:29.99. 
 
(HCC Sports Information)

BLUE DRAGON AUSTIN VADEN FINISHES 8TH IN NJCAA DECATHLON

Track | 05.15.15

Sophomore Austin Vaden closed out the 2015 NJCAA Decathlon with an eighth-place finish on Friday during Day 2 of the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Gowans Stadium.
 
Vaden’s performance was the top effort of a busy day for HCC at the national meet. Unfortunately, the frenzied Friday didn’t turn into an equally hectic Saturday.  With only one points through two days, the Blue Dragons will have only two  athletes competing on the final day of the 2015 championship – Wesley Chaney in the long jump and Lakin Liebst in the high jump on Saturday morning.
 
Vaden completed the final five events of the Decathlon on Friday and totaled 5,882 points. 
 
He scored 660 points in the 110-meter high hurdles (16.66 seconds). He had just 407 points in the discus (82 feet, 3 inches), 562 points in the pole vault (12-5 1/2), 432 points in the javelin (128-11) and 523 points in the 1,500 (5:06.55).
 
Freshman Joseph Peters finished 13th in the Decathlon with 5,422 points.
 
HCC’s best chance at a high finish in the championship, its 4x800-meter relay team struggled on Friday to an 11th place finish. The group of Ridge Williams, Stein Desir, Eric Jones and Manny Hernandez, the group that produced a school-record time of 7:38.3 at Region VI weeks ago, posted a time of 8:02.85.
 
Steven Weibe finished ninth for the Blue Dragons in the men’s javelin at 165 feet, 4 inches.
 
Naquon Jackson placed 10th in the men’s triple jump at 46-1 1/2.
 
Both HCC 800-meter qualifiers didn’t make Saturday’s finals. Hernandez placed 21st in Friday’s preliminaries at 1:58.15. Jones was 25th in 1:58.84.
 
The Dragons missed the finals on three attempts in the 400 hurdles. Desir was 13th in a time of 54.74 seconds. Weston Riner was 15th in 54.97 and Matthew Willis was 16th in 55.97.
 
Sophomore Edgar Guttierez placed 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with personal-best time of 10:07.58.
 
(HCC Sports Information)

COBLE FINISHES AS NJCAA GOLF ALL-AMERICAN; DRAGONS GET TOP 10 FINISH

Golf | 05.15.15

NEWTON – Hutchinson Community College freshman Chase Coble finished a very memorable first collegiate season by earning All-America status on Friday at the 2015 NJCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at Sand Creek Station.
 
Coble became the first Blue Dragon golfer since Dale Middleton in 2010 to earn All-America honors. He earned second-team honors with a 12th-place finish in the 72-hole event. Coble finished at 4-over 292.
 
Coble’s effort helped the Blue Dragons secure their first Top 10 national finish since 2009 and fourth overall as Hutchinson placed ninth with a four-round score of 1,204.
 
Coble led the national championship after one round with a 3-under 66. His worst round was Wednesday at 76, but settled in with rounds of 73 on Thursday and 74 on Friday to stay in the Top 15 throughout the tournament.
 
Coble is the fifth Blue Dragon in history to finish in the Top 15 of the NJCAA National Tournament. 
 
Freshman Lewis Schenk became the first Blue Dragon since Mike Mueller in 2012 to earn PING All-America honors, earning honorable mention status. He was HCC’s No. 2 golfer in the national championship, finishing tied for 32nd at 300. Schenk shot 78 on Friday.
 
Sophomore Fraser Dawson finished the tournament tied for 57th at 309. Dawson closed out the tournament with an 84. Sophomore Dominic Lara had a tournament-closing 79 on Friday and wound up tied for 76th at 319. Freshman Gage Cain tied for 82nd at 322, shooting 75 on Friday.
 
Indian Hills won the team championship on Friday at 1,162, defeating both McLennan and Eastern Florida State by three strokes. Odessa’s Vetle Maroy captured the individual national title at 7-under 280.
 
(HCC Sports Information)

HCC’s VADEN 6TH AFTER DAY 1 OF NJCAA DECATHLON AT GOWANS STADIUM

Track | 05.15.15

With his best events still to come, Hutchinson Community College sophomore Austin Vaden put himself in position to finish strong in the men’s Decathlon at the 2015 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Gowans Stadium.

Vaden is sixth after Day 1 of the 10-event competition with a total of 3,298 points. Vaden was one of four Blue Dragons to compete on Day 1 of the national championships, which are behind held at Gowans Stadium for the fifth time since 2009.

Vaden is 342 points behind Decathlon leader Michael Samuels of South Plains College (3,640 points) and trails Allen’s Hunter Koike (third place with 3,498 points) by 200 points as the top Region VI athlete in the competition.

Vaden scored 791 points with a time of 11.32 seconds in the 100 meters on Thursday morning. He scored 670 points with the fifth-best Decathlon long jump of 20 feet, 11 1/4 inches. Vaden then scored 495 points (33-3 3/4) in the shot put, 683 points (6 feet) in the high jump and 689 points (52.83 seconds) in the 400 meters.

Teammate Joseph Peters is 10th in the Decathlon after Day 1 with 3,140 points. Peters’ best event on Day 1 was a second-place showing in the shot put with a throw of 37-4 1/2 that netted him 569 points. Peters also scored 806 points (11.25 seconds) in the 100 meters, 527 points (18-9 1/4) in the long jump, 577 points (5-8 1/2) in the high jump and 661 points (53.49 seconds) in the 400 meters.

The Decathlon will close out on Friday with the 110-meter high hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meters beginning at 9 a.m.

HCC’s Madison Schrock is in 14th place after Day 1 of the women’s Heptathlon with 2,319 points. Iowa Central’s Martiesha Caines leads the field after 4 of 7 events with 3,139 points.

Schrock scored 608 points in the 100-meter hurdles (16.90 seconds), 644 points in the high jump (4-11 1/2), 469 points in the shot put (29-9 1/4) and 598 points in the 200 meters (28.42 seconds).

Schrock will complete the Heptathlon beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday with the long jump, javelin and 800 meters.

Only one other Blue Dragon athlete competed on Day 1 Thursday. Alex VanSyckle didn’t make the finals of the women’s hammer throw, finishing 23rd with a throw of 129 feet, 10 inches.

All but two of Hutchinson’s remaining 16 qualifiers will be in action on Friday, including HCC’s school-record-holding 4x800-meter relay team of Ridge Williams, Eric Jones, Stein Desir and Manny Hernandez. That race will begin at 12:20 p.m. on Friday. All events begin at 9 a.m. on Friday.

(HCC Sports Information)
 


BLUE DRAGON GOLFERS REMAIN EIGHTH HEADING INTO FINAL DAY OF NATIONALS

Golf | 05.15.15

NEWTON – Freshman Lewis Schenk fired an even-par 72 on Thursday to help the Hutchinson Community College men’s golf team to its second-best round of the 2015 NJCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships at Sandcreek Station.

The Blue Dragons recovered from Wednesday’s disastrous round to shoot a 296 on Thursday in the third of four rounds at the national tournament. Hutchinson remained eighth in the team standings at 898. Indian Hills holds a two-stroke lead over Eastern Florida State (861-863) entering Friday’s final round.

After HCC’s brilliant round of 292 on Tuesday to open the tournament and was fourth after the opening round. HCC shot 310 on Wednesday to fall to eighth. The Dragons remained eighth after Thursday.

HCC bids for its fourth Top 10 national finish in team history. The Blue Dragons trail Western Texas State by six strokes for seventh place and lead New Mexico Junior College and Faulkner State by three strokes for eighth place.

Freshman Chase Coble is 12th after 54 holes at 2-over 218. Coble had three birdies and four bogeys in carding a 1-over 73 on Thursday. Coble trails individual leader Vetle Maroy of Odessa by 10 strokes, but remains in firm contention to become Hutchinson’s first All-American since Dale Middleton in 2010.

Schenk had 16 pars in HCC’s low round of the third day of completion in shooting an even-par 72. Schenk is tied for 27th overall at 6-over 222.

Sophomore Fraser Dawson recovered for a nine on the par-5 10th hole to finish at 1-over 73 on Thursday. Dawson is tied for 39th 225.

Sophomore Dominic Lara had his best round of the tournament with a 78 on Thursday. He is tied for 80th at 240. Freshman Gage Cain is 88th at 247 after an 81 on Thursday.

The tournament committee will compact Friday’s final round to try and beat expected wet weather on Friday afternoon. The Blue Dragons will be paired with Wallace State, Dodge City and Western Texas in groups between 7:50 and 8:30 a.m. going off of hole No. 1.

(HCC Sports Information)


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