Posts With Keyword ‘Central Track’

Central Squads 5th In Track Rankings

Posted: Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 5:50 am

The Central College women’s track and field team climbed two spots to No. 5 in the Division III U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association outdoor power rankings. The men’s squad dropped to No. 5 after being tabbed at No. 2 last week.
The women’s team broke a school record in the 4×400-meter relay at the Jim Duncan Invitational last weekend with a time of 3 minutes, 50.16 seconds. The mark is almost a full second faster than Central’s previous record (3:51.04) and improves the squad’s earlier NCAA-provisional mark of 3:51.92. Central posted two personal bests with a victory in the 100 meters (12.34 seconds) and a third-place finish in the 10,000 meters (10:04.63).
The men’s squad captured two event titles in the shot put (51-5) and the 4×400 relay (3:18.13). The Dutch also posted a season’s best time in the 800 meters (1:54.38).
Both squads will play host to the Central Open Thursday at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium in Pella. Field events are slated for noon with running events beginning at 2 p.m.

Central’s Graber Captures Shot Put Again

Posted: Saturday, April 16th, 2011 at 5:59 am

Central College senior Matt Graber won the shot put for the fourth straight week at the Jim Duncan Invitational Friday evening. Battling wind and rain, the Dutch also posted two personal bests in the first day of the two-day track and field meet featuring NCAA Division I, II and III squads.

Graber recorded a 51-1.5 mark to claim the event title. Teammate Phillip Miller followed in fourth place, unleashing a career-best toss of 48-8. Andrew Hamer placed fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, crossing the line in 10:04.63.

On the women’s side Mel McDermott finished third in 10,000-meter run with a lifetime-best time of 37:43.44.

Central returns to action tomorrow at 10 a.m. with the men’s discus throw and the women’s javelin throw.

Central Dominates Relays In Home Invitational

Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 5:59 am

The Central College track and field squads won three relay events in their outdoor home opener Saturday en route to a men’s team title.

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League Track Honors For Central Athletes

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 5:59 am

Central College junior pentathlete Ethan Miller has been named the Iowa Conference male athlete of the week and senior pentathlete Jill Ziskovsky was tabbed as the field athlete of the week for women’s indoor track and field.

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