TEETER, MUIRURI MAKE MEDAL STAND FOR DRAGONS

Joel Powers/HCC Sports Information
Joel Powers/HCC Sports Information

HCC Sports Information
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thrower Trey Teeter and hurdler Jeffrey Muiruri both reached the medal stand for the Hutchinson Community College men's track and field team on the final day of the 2017 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Gowans Stadium.

Teeter finished fifth in the men's javelin on Saturday. Muiruri had to wait to find out if me made the medal stand or not.

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First, Teeter's best throw of the event was 169 feet, 5 inches to finish fifth in the event. Teeter came into the Championships ranked fourth. The winning throw was Neosho County's Sergio Wilson, who launched a winning throw of 202 feet, 10 inches.

Teeter was the only Blue Dragon to score, until Muiruri in the 400-meter hurdles.

Muiruri originally finished ninth in the timed final – the 400-meters were one of several events that were re-seeded and changed to timed finals because of Friday's severe weather – with a time of 53.98 seconds.

After a disqualification of an Iowa Central runner, Muiruri was moved up to eighth place and reach the medal stand.

The Blue Dragons finished the championships with five points. South Plains won the men's team championship with 126 points. Barton was the national runner-up with 98 points.

Other Blue Dragons on Saturday:

+ Freshman sprinter Kadrin Williams just missed the medal stand with a ninth-place time of 10.59 seconds in the 100 meters, another one of the events changed to a timed final on Saturday.

+ Nick French placed 13th in the men's discus with a throw of 138-8.

+ Zach Fesen was 14th in the high jump after clearing 6 feet, 4 inches.

+ Malcom Gardner was 20th in the 200 meters with a time of 22.68 seconds.