SEVERAL DRAGONS MOVE UP PERFORMANCE CHARTS

Sheila Too (right) and Aileen Gomez (left) ran the second- and third-fastest times in Blue Dragon indoor history in the 3,000 meters at the Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Blue Dragon track and field)
Sheila Too (right) and Aileen Gomez (left) ran the second- and third-fastest times in Blue Dragon indoor history in the 3,000 meters at the Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg on Saturday. (Photo courtesy Blue Dragon track and field)

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The Hutchinson Community College didn't pick up any new national qualifiers on Saturday, but several athletes moved up historical Blue Dragon performance charts.

The Blue Dragons were split between the Gorilla Classic at the Plaster Center in Pittsburg and the Scottie Classic at the Walter's Wellness Center in Highland.

At Pittsburg, sophomore Jewel Bolden, who ran 8.99 seconds on Friday in qualifying for the 60-meter hurdles, lowered that time on Saturday in the preliminaries with a time of 8.97 seconds. She didn't qualify for the finals, but her time was the second-fastest in Blue Dragon indoor history.

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Freshman Gabby Collins ran a time of 2 minutes, 27.31 seconds in the Gorilla Classic 800 meters. The Blue Dragon cross country All-American posted the sixth-fastest in Blue Dragon indoor history.

A pair of distance runners made a huge move up the 3,000-meter charts at Pittsburg on Saturday.

Freshman Sheila Too ran a time of 11:03.00 and sophomore Aileen Gomez ran a time of 11:16.30. Too and Gomez ran the second- and third-fastest times, respectively, in Blue Dragon indoor history.

The Blue Dragons will return to Pittsburg next Friday and Saturday to compete in the Region VI Indoor Championships. Heading into regionals, the Blue Dragon women have four national qualifiers.