KEARNEY, Neb. - The Fort Hays State men's track and field team placed second as a team thanks to five provisional performances and six first-place finishes at the Central Nebraska Challenge Saturday at Kearney High School.
The Tigers racked up 145 points as a team, behind only host Nebraska-Kearney out of eight teams in attendance.
The Tigers recorded all five provisional marks in field events. David Enns improved his provisional mark in the javelin by more than one foot after placing first with a heave of 202-1.
Kolgan Ohl tacked on nearly 13 feet to his provisional mark in the discus. The freshman finished second in the event with a toss of 164-6 before placing eighth in the hammer throw with a personal-best 168011.
Mark Faber and Jacob Clark both cleared the provisional mark in the pole vault. Faber won the event after clearing a personal-best 16-1.25, improving his PR by four inches. Clark placed fourth after soaring over the 15-9.25 bar.
Dayton Williams met the provisional threshold in the high jump with a clearance of the 6-8.75 bar, good for second place.
Xavier Robinson won the long jump with a personal-best leap of 23-7.25 before placing fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 44-1.5.
The Tigers won three races on the track and had five other top-three performances. Cole Diffenbaugh won the 100m dash with a time of 10.98 before Malcom Gardner crossed the line first in the 200m dash in just 21.77. The 4x100m relay team of Hayden Albright, Philip Landrum, Robinson and Gardner won the race with a blazing-fast time of 41.10, just four hundredths of a second behind the provisional pace.
Albright was second in the 400m dash with a time of 48.86, while Ethan Fisher placed third in his first collegiate 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:02.31. Grant Bradley finished third in the 1,500m run after crossing the line in 3:55.42.
The Tigers are scheduled to return to competition next weekend (April 9-10) when they travel to Wichita, Kan. for the K.T. Woodman Classic, hosted by Wichita State University.
Full FHSU Results
1st - Cole Diffenbaugh - 10.98
1st - Malcom Gardner - 21.77
5th - Cole Diffenbaugh - 22.34
7th - Hayden Albright - 22.42
12th - Taivian Creamer - 22.84
16th - Jama Gleue - 23.08
2nd - Hayden Albright - 48.86
5th - Malcom Gardner - 49.73
7th - Taivian Creamer - 50.70
8th - Jama Gleue - 50.76
5th - Aaron Mangan - 1:55.21
6th - Trever Medina - 1:55.26
7th - Ethan Lang - 1:55.58
9th - Caleb Carrasco - 1:57.17
14th - Isaac Radke - 2:01.64
3rd - Grant Bradley - 3:55.42
4th - Joshua Doria - 3:57.09
7th - Robbie Schmidt - 4:05.30
14th - Guillaume Plagneux - 4:10.29
16th - Jaret Pfizenmaier - 4:12.48
24th - Erick Estrada - 4:20.45
29th - Asher Molina - 4:27.60
4th - Sabino Medrano - 56.40
3rd - Ethan Fisher - 10:02.31
7th - Sebastian Garcia - 11:15.78
1st - Hayden Albright, Philip Landrum, Xavier Robinson, Malcom Gardner - 41.10
2nd - Ethan Lang, Aaron Mangan, Trever Medina, Caleb Carrasco - 3:19.18
3rd - Jama Gleue, Taivian Creamer, Guillaume Plagneux, Cole Diffenbaugh - 3:23.49
2nd - Dayton Williams - 6-8.75
3rd - Blayne Godshall - 6-6.75
4th - Lucas Broxterman - 6-6.75
1st - Mark Faber - 16-1.25
4th - Jacob Clark - 15-9.25
Ryan Stanley - NH
Carter Jones - NH
1st - Xavier Robinson - 23-7.25
5th - Xavier Robinson - 44-1.5
11th - Jacob Serrano - 44-5.25
2nd - Kolgan Ohl - 164-6
10th - Jacob Serrano - 139-6
8th - Kolgan Ohl - 168-11
1st - David Enns - 202-1
4th Kasen Ostmeyer - 160-11
Bold indicates NCAA DII provisional mark