The Raven Track & Field Team split up this weekend to wrap up competition at the 90th annual KU Relays while also traveling to Hillsboro to compete in the Tabor College Invitational.
John Danner headlined the Raven Men who competed at the KU Relays. He took eighth place overall in the Open Division of the 1,500 Meters and was the second-best NAIA finisher in the race as the field was made up of unattached, NCAA Div. II and Junior College runners. He finished with a time of 3:59.56, his best mark of the outdoor season so far.
Lucy Leighton headlined the Raven Men who competed at the KU Relays. She took 11th place in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:55.47 and was also the second-highest NAIA finisher as her race was made up of club runners, NCAA Div. I, NCAA Div. II and Junior College runners.
While the KU Relays were wrapping up Saturday, the team took a group of athletes to compete at Tabor.
Leighton headlined the even for the women as she won the 5,000 with a time of 18:19.8. Sarah White took third in the event with a time of 19:36.95. The times for both runners were their best of the outdoor season so far.
Maddie Minneart took third in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.45. She also took fourth place in the long jump at a distance of 17', 9.75" a day after she also competed in long jump at the KU Relays.
The 4x100 meter relay of Megan Quigley, Cassie Helena, Sarah Ann Lucas and Minneart took fourth place with a time of 50.94 while the 4x800 relay of Davaney Banks, Jennette Anderson, Maria Doyle and Monica Davied also took fourth with a time of 10:41.33.
For the men who traveled to Tabor, the meet was headlined by the second place finish in the 5,000 meters from Joseph Barnes. He finished with a time of 16:02.12. Daniel LePlante finished the event in fifth place with a time of 16:34.49.
The full squad travels to Baldwin City on Saturday to compete in the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open hosted by Baker University in their final competition before the annual Heart Outdoor Championships on May 5-6 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, hosted by William Penn University.