Cloud County Community College
Concordia campus, (800) 729-5101
Geary County campus, Junction City, (785) 238-8010

For Immediate Release
5/20/2014 11:24:43 AM
Contact: Matt Bechard 243-1435 ext. 291
Author: Blade Empire

CCCC has three claim national titles

Cloud County Community College had three competitors record first-place finishes in the NJCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships hosted by Mesa Community College.

Benard Keter, a freshman from Eldoret, Kenya, won the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:06.27.
Keter also ran 14:37.00 to finish second in the 5,000-meter run.

Reinhard Van Zyl, a freshman from Nelspruit, South Africa, won the javelin for the Thunderbirds with a throw of 234-5.

The Cloud County women had Taylor Swanson, a sophomore from Salina, capture first place in the pole vault by clearing 12-7 ½.
Cloud County placed sixth as a team in the men's division with 50 points.

The Cloud County women placed 11th as a team with 24 points.

Cloud County's Damar Robinson cleared 6-11 ¾ to place third in the men's high jump. Dwight Davidson thew 195-6 to finish third in the javelin for the T-Birds. Dakota Weber placed fourth in the discus (163-8) and the hammer throw (171-5).

The Cloud County women had Anna Linton throw 44-11 to place fifth in the shot put. Linton was eighth in the discus (135-10) and Rashell Reid was seventh with a throw of 136-5. Cloud County's 4x800 relay team of Katie Lambert, Tangie Hileman, Brenda Barnett and Brianna Blackwell placed fifth in 9:37.13. Tameca Wallace went 38-4 to place sixth in the triple jump.

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