IWC track and field athletes set personal bests
The IWC men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Cornell College Invitational on Saturday, finishing sixth in both the men's and women's team standings and setting 10 personal records on the day in the process.
Anthony Harris had a strong day on the track for the Tigers. Harris finished fourth in the 200 (23.55), ran on the Tigers' 4x200 relay that finished third (1:36.86), and ran the lead leg on the Tigers' 4x400 relay that took fourth (3:35.94).
Jake Ayers also ran well for the purple and white. Ayers competed in the mile run, 800-meter run, and anchored the Tigers' 4x400 relay. Ayers finished seventh in the mile (4:47.48) and dominated his heat of the 800, winning by just over three seconds. His time placed him eighth overall in the event.
Jonathon Olson set a huge personal record in the shot put, throwing nearly one full meter further than his previous best. Olson's throw of 40-11 was good for seventh overall.
The women's team opened up the meet by placing sixth in the 4x200 relay. The team of Jaimee Crosby, Lauren Pawling, Marissa Bozik, and Katie Bang finished in 2:09.36.
C.J. Strother set a personal best in the weight throw at 36-0 1/4, taking seventh place.
"I was really proud of the way the team competed," Coach Tad Hulst said. "It's been a rough week, but they came out and gave their best effort despite all the distractions. We had some great performances and we'll look to continue taking a step forward each week yet."
The Tigers return to action on Feb. 1, again traveling to Cornell College for the Hilltop Invitational.