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  • Women sweep Newman and Drury

    Brown breaks single season MIAA HR Record

    | Dakota Smith reporter |

    The Pitt State softball team has won its last five games and currently sits 27-23 overall and 9-13 in MIAA play.
    Pitt State took on Drury University in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 16. In game one senior Tiffany Brown hit a two-run home run. This was her 24th of the season, which broke the MIAA single-season record.
    Junior McKenzie Rynard followed with a solo home run of her own. Junior Avery Beard and freshman Kylie Guthier hit RBI singles to give the Gorillas a 5-1 lead. Sophomore Alex Perez hit a home run in the third to give Pitt State a 6-0 lead. The Gorillas then scored two in the fourth on solo home runs by junior Cheslyn Mitchell and Brown.
    The Panthers added one in the fifth to make the score 8-2. However the game ended in the sixth inning, due to the run rule, when Guthier hit a three-run homer to give the Gorillas 11-2 win.
    In game two, the Gorillas scored three runs in the first inning.
    Rynard had a RBI single and freshman Nicole Nease hit a two-run home run.
    Pitt State added four more to the scoreboard in the second inning. The first of those four came on a fielding error. Mitchell then hit a RBI single and Nease drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring one. The last run of the inning came when Alex Perez hit into a fielder’s choice.
    Pitt State scored two in the third inning on a two-run homer by Mitchell. In the fourth inning, Pitt State added another five runs. The game would end in the fifth by a final of 14-0.
    Junior Samantha Grove pitched a complete game shutout allowing just two hits.
    On Tuesday, April 15, Pitt State took on Newman University.
    In game one, the Gorillas jumped ahead with a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
    In the third inning, Beard hit a two-run home run and Mitchell had an RBI single to make the score 7-0.
    Rynard hit a two-run home run in the fifth ending the game because of the run rule.
    In game two, Mitchell started the scoring for the Gorillas in the bottom of the first with a RBI double. She was followed by an RBI single from Rynard and a three-run homer by Nease.
    PSU scored two more runs by a homer from Beard, making the score 7-0. The game ended in the fifth inning again with a final score of 8-0.
    On Saturday, April 12, Pitt State faced Fort Hays State.
    In game one the Gorillas took a 3-0 lead thanks to a three-run homer by Nease. This was the 60th home run of the season for the Gorillas as a team and broke the school record.
    Going into the third inning the game was tied at three when sophomore Kylie Harpst hit an RBI double and would later score on a wild pitch to give the Gorillas a 5-3 lead. However, the Tigers tied the game at five in the fifth, and the game proceeded into extra innings.
    Ft. Hays scored one run at the top of the ninth and took the win.
    In game two, Pitt State scored one run in the bottom of the first inning on an error.
    The Tigers took a 2-1 lead in the top of the second, but in the bottom of the inning Mitchell came up with bases loaded and hit a double. Rynard then hit a RBI single to make the score 5-2.
    The Gorillas scored six runs in the third and the game would end in five innings with a Gorilla victory and final score of 11-3.
    On Friday, April 11, Pitt State faced Nebraska-Kearney. In game one the Gorillas scored eight runs in the fourth inning. The game ended in five.
    Game two saw PSU trailing by two after the first inning. Nebraska-Kearney scored two runs in the seventh and held the Gorillas to one run, in the bottom half of the inning. The Lopers defeated the Gorillas with a final score of 6-5.
    Pitt State will travel to Bolivar,Mo., to take on Southwest Baptist on Monday, April 25.

  • Now 15-27, overall

    Baseball loses five strait

    | Michael Bauer Sports Editor |

    The Pitts State baseball team has lost its last five games and now sits at 15-27 overall and 10-21 in MIAA play.
    The Gorillas took on their rival Missouri Southern on April 15. Pitt State got off to a good start with an RBI single by junior Nathan Arnold. The Gorillas scored another run in the second on a ball by Missouri Southern pitcher Skylar Hill.
    The game fell apart for the Gorillas in the sixth and seventh innings. The Lions scored three runs in each inning to take a 6-2 lead. Pitt State scored two runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Arnold and senior Cody Ball. The Gorillas couldn’t score any runs in the ninth and took the loss by a final of 6-4.
    The Gorillas traveled to St. Joseph, Mo., to take on the Griffons of Missouri Western in a four-game series April 11-12. The Gorillas got off to a good start in game one of the doubleheader on April 11. Senior Brad Foss had an RBI single in the first, and senior Jacoby Martin had two RBI singles to give the Gorillas an early 3-0 lead. The Griffons got one back in the bottom half of the first to make the game 3-1. Pitt State got one run in the third on an RBI groundout by Ball.
    The Griffons evened the game in the bottom of the third and added two more in the fourth to take a 6-4 lead that would be the final.
    In game two, the Griffons scored three runs in the third to take a 3-0 lead. The Gorillas scored one in the eighth on an RBI groundout by Foss. The Griffons added one in the bottom half of the eighth and won the game by a final of 4-1.
    In game one of the doubleheader on April 12, the Gorillas were held to just two hits and took the loss by a score of 1-0. Freshman Cort Lesmeister turned in a solid performance on the hill, pitching six and allowing just one run on six hits, but took the loss.
    In game two, the Griffons jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings and added one more in the seventh to take a 6-0 lead into the eighth. Junior Andrew Kreiling had a two-RBI single in the eighth to cut the lead to 6-2. Missouri Western answered with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the eighth to make their lead 8-2. The Gorillas got one in the ninth on an RBI single by sophomore Samuel Falcon, but the Gorillas took the loss by a final of 8-3.
    The Gorillas will host the Lopers of Nebraska-Kearney on April 17-19 for their final home series of the year.

  • Finished at home

    Farrow named MIAA Field Athlete of the Week

    | Dakota Smith reporter |

    The Pitt State men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the 6th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic on April 12. This was the final home meet of the year for the Gorillas.
    Freshman Bo Farrow was named the MIAA Field Athlete of the Week.

    Ashley Baier pushes ahead in the 200-meter dash at the 6th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic on Sat. April 12th. Baier finished first in her heat, and nineteenth.

    Ashley Baier pushes ahead in the 200-meter dash at the 6th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic on Sat. April 12th. Baier finished first in her heat, and nineteenth.


    Farrow won the discus with a throw of 179.5 and finished second in the shot put with a throw of 54-5.25.
    Sophomore Garrett Appier finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 52-7.75. Junior Jeff Piepenbrink won the pole vault, clearing 16-5.5; freshman Jayce Phelps placed second with a clearance of 16-5.5.
    Junior Marquise Cushon won the triple jump with a mark of 50-4.75. Senior Steven Mann finished second in the long jump with a mark of 23-11. Freshman John Blazevic finished second in the javelin with a throw of 195-9 and freshman Jordan Morton finished fourth with a throw of 195-8.
    Senior Shane Lundquist finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 169-5 and senior Cody Holland finished fifth with a throw of 169-4.
    On the track, freshman Bryce Starks won the 100 meters with a time of 10.58.
    The Gorillas took the top three positions in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, with junior Talon Thompson winning with a time of 10:01.40. Sophomore Austin Bogina finished second with a time of 10:05.58, and sophomore Tony Weiss finished third with a time of 10:10.07.
    Sophomore Casey Steinmiller won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.98. Freshman Andrew Rodgers finished third in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:00.08.
    On the women’s side, sophomore Antqunita Reed won the triple jump with an outdoor school record jump of 41-6.5. Reed also won the 100 meters with a time of 12.00.
    Freshman Heather Glenn finished second in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-4.5. Sophomore Darian Stancell finished second in the hammer throw with a toss of 166-1, and sophomore Aimi Orton finished second in the javelin with a throw of 143-8.
    Freshman Emilyn Dearman finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.95. Sophomore Cassie Caswell finished third in the shot put with a throw of 44-11.5.
    Sophomore Jessica Cisneros finished third in the javelin with a throw of 128-0. Senior Jessica Macy finished second in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:46.39; senior Casey Epps finished third with a time of 4:48.67.
    The Gorillas’ next event will be at the Jayhawk Relays on April 17
    in Lawrence.

  • Baseball ends 9-game losing streak

    | Dakota Smith reporter |

    The Pittsburg State baseball team has snapped its nine-game losing streak with a victory against the University Missouri-St. Louis Tritons on April 9 at Al Ortolani Field.
    In game one, the Gorillas trailed 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth when senior Cody Ball singled home a run to get the Gorillas on the board. Ball would score two batters later on a sac fly by senior Jacoby Martin.
    Senior Kyle Dickens kept things going with a towering home run to left field, tying the game at three. Junior Luke Bordewick followed Dickens with a solo home run of his own to put the Gorillas up 4-3.
    In the bottom of the fifth, Ball had a two-RBI single and Dickens had a two-RBI double to extend the Gorillas’ lead to 8-3.
    The Tritons added a run in the sixth, but the Gorillas answered back with three of their own.
    Junior Derek Hackney hit a sacrifice fly and Ball and junior Nathan Arnold both had RBI singles to push the Gorilla lead to 11-4 and the Gorillas would take the victory by that score.
    In game two, Pitt State gave up one run in the top of the first, redeeming itself with RBI doubles by Arnold and senior Brad Foss in the bottom of the same inning.
    The Tritons pulled ahead in the top of the third with four runs to make the score 5-2. The Gorillas answered back in the bottom half with RBI singles by Foss and Arnold to make the game 5-4.
    Missouri-St. Louis led 6-4 going into the bottom half of the seventh. The Pitt State got an RBI double by junior Andrew Kreiling and a bases-loaded walk by Arnold to tie the game at six and send the game into extra innings.
    After holding the Tritons scoreless, Dickens led the inning off with a double and then Bordewick hit a double to right-center field to give the Gorillas a 7-6 victory.
    The Gorillas struggled against Southwest Baptist on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 4-6. The Gorillas lost game one of the series on Friday by a final of 9-1.
    In the doubleheader on Saturday, the Gorillas lost game one by a final of 12-1. Game two went into extra innings, and the Bearcats scored three runs in the top of the 11th and held the Gorillas scoreless to defeat Pitt State 8-5.
    In the final game of the series, the Bearcats got a stellar performance in their 9-0 win from Cole Roark who had a complete game shutout and held the Gorillas to just three hits.
    The Gorillas are currently 15-22 overall and 10-18 in MIAA play. Pitt State will travel to St. Joseph, Mo., for a four-game series against Missouri Western on April 11-12.

  • Men win at ESU

    | Dakota Smith reporter |

    The Pittsburg State men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Emporia State University’s State Farm Relays on Saturday, April 5, in Emporia. The men won the event with 157 points and the women finished in sixth.
    On the men’s side, the Gorillas had four individual winners.
    Sophomore Garrett Appier won the shot put with a throw of 56-3. Junior Jeff Piepenbrink won the pole vault with clearance of 16-0.75. Freshman Bo Farrow won the discus with a throw of 168-2.5. Farrow also finished third in the shot put with a throw of 53-8.5.
    Junior Marquel Nickens won the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.61. Senior James Carter III finished second in the 800m run with a time of 1:55.39.
    The 400m-relay team also finished second with a time of 41.12.
    Senior Steven Mann placed third in the long jump with a mark of 24-1. Senior Cody Holland finished third in the discus with a throw of 163-2.5. Junior Talon Thompson placed third in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:59.16. Freshman Jordan Morton finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 210-2.
    On the women’s side of the competition, freshman Emilyn Dearman won the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:02.44. Junior Antqunita Reed finished second with a jump of 19-6 and finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 25.54. Freshman Heather Glenn placed third in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-11.75. Sophomore D’Andria Blow finished third in the discus with a mark of 146-7.75 and senior Casey Epps finished third in the 3,000m run with a time of 10:28.71.
    The Gorillas return home for their final home meet of the season as they host the sixth annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic on Saturday, April 12, at Prentice Gudgen Track.

  • 21-21 overall

    Softball sweep Missouri Southern

    | Michael Bauer sports editor |

    The Pitt State softball team swept their rival Missouri Southern in a doubleheader at home on Wednesday, April 9.
    In game one, the Gorillas jumped to a 6-0 lead after the bottom of the second. Junior McKenzie Rynard got things started with a solo home run. Sophomore Jordan Bradshaw had an RBI single. Senior Brenna George had a two-RBI double and senior Tiffany Brown had a two-RBI single.
    Missouri Southern scored two in the top of the third to make the score 6-2. The Gorillas scored three in the bottom of the fourth. The first run came on an RBI single by Rynard and the other two runs came on a two-RBI double by freshman Nicole Nease. That made the score 9-2.
    The Lions scored five in the top of the sixth to make the score 9-7. Pitt State got one in the bottom half of the sixth on an RBI single by freshman Kylie Guthier. Missouri Southern got two runs in the seventh but couldn’t complete the comeback and the Gorillas won by a final of 10-9.
    In game two, the Lions took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The Gorillas answered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning. Cheslyn Mitchell, junior, had an RBI double to get Pitt State on the board. The Gorillas then got RBI singles from Nease and Guthier. The final run of the inning came on a sac fly by junior Samantha Grove. The Gorillas extended their lead with four runs in the bottom of the second. Pitt State got two two-run homers from Brown and Guthier to push the lead to 8-1. Brown scored on a wild pitch in the third to make the lead 9-1. The Lions scored three in the fifth to make the game 9-4. Missouri Southern scored two in the top half of the sixth to cut the lead to three, but then Guthier hit her second two-run homer to make the score 11-6. The Lions got one run in the seventh, but the Gorillas would get the win by a final of 11-7.
    The Gorillas dropped two games against No. 7-ranked Emporia State at home on Friday, April 4. The Hornets took game one by a final 8-2. In game two, the Gorillas trailed 6-4 in the bottom of the seventh when Rynard hit a two-run homer to send the game to extra innings. Emporia State scored three in the top half of the eighth, but in the bottom half of the inning it was Rynard again, this time with a three-run homer to tie the game at nine. Emporia State scored five in the top of the ninth and won by a final of 14-9. The game saw Brown hit her 20th home run of the season and is the first Gorilla to hit 20 home runs in a single season.
    The Gorillas split a doubleheader with Washburn at home on Saturday, April 5. In game one, the Gorillas trailed 8-2 heading into the bottom half of the second. The Gorillas scored two in the second, three in fourth and nine in fifth to win by a final of 16-8. Pitt State got home runs in the game from junior Cheslyn Mitchell, Brown and Nease. The Ichabods took the victory in game two by a score of 5-3. The Gorillas scored one run on an error in the second and scored two in the fifth on a home run by Rynard.
    Pitt State split a doubleheader with Rogers State at home on Tuesday, April 8. The Gorillas took game one by a score of 9-1. The Gorillas got a great pitching performance from sophomore Kylie Harpst, who pitched a complete game allowing just one run on three hits. The Gorillas dropped the second game by a score of 4-3. Pitt State scored on a single by Rynard in the first, an error in the sixth, and an RBI single by George in the seventh.
    Pitt State is 21-21 overall and 5-11 in MIAA play. The Gorillas will host Nebraska-Kearney for a doubleheader on April 11. The Gorillas will then host Fort Hays State for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 12.

  • Softball splits Lindenwood, 17-17 overall

    | Dakota Smith reporter |

    The Gorilla softball team has lost five of its last seven games.
    On Friday, March 28, Pitt State faced Northwest Missouri State for a doubleheader in Maryville, Mo. The Gorillas trailed 9-0 after the first two innings of game one. PSU scored three runs in the fourth, one coming from a solo home run by junior McKenzie Rynard. The other runs were scored off of a two-RBI single by sophomore Jordan Bradshaw.
    The Gorillas added another run in the fifth and sixth innings, but could not catch up to the Bearcats, who won the game with a final score of 9-5.
    Game two also failed to go in favor of Pitt State. The score was tied at two in the fifth inning, thanks to an RBI single by senior Tiffany Brown and an RBI double by Rynard. The Gorillas pulled ahead 5-3 in the top of the fifth with an RBI single by Mitchell and a two-RBI double by freshman Nicole Nease. Sadly for Pitt State, Northwest player Taszia Roseberry hit a grand slam home run, putting the Bearcats ahead 7-5.
    In the seventh inning, Brown hit a two-run home run tying the game again, this time 7-7.
    The Bearcats, however, scored a walk-off home run from Stephanie Mark to come away with a 8-7 victory over the Gorillas.
    PSU traveled to St. Joseph, Mo., for a doubleheader against Missouri Western on Saturday, March 29.
    Game one went poorly for the Gorillas, with one run scored in the second inning on a solo home run by Rynard and one in the third on an RBI single by Brown.
    Pitt State led 2-1 going into the bottom of the sixth, when Missouri Western scored two runs to take the lead. The Griffons would take the victory 3-2.
    Game two for the Gorillas saw school records broken, starting with Brown hitting a three-run home run, giving PSU an early lead. Brown’s home run tied the school record for most home runs in a season and in a career.
    Western responded with two runs of its own in the first. The score was 3-2 heading into the sixth, when Brown hit her second home run, adding three more points to the scoreboard. She now holds the singles season record with 19 home runs and the career record with 48 home runs.
    Pitt State won the game against Missouri Western with a final score of 6-2.
    Pitt State took on Lindenwood in a doubleheader at home on Tuesday, April 1. The doubleheader started well for the Gorillas with the score 1-0 at the beginning of the second inning. Junior Cheslyn Mitchell hit a two-RBI single to extend the lead to 3-0. The Lions responded by adding one run to the scoreboard in the fourth, but the Gorillas answered right back in the fifth when Mitchell hit a two-run home run to extend the lead 5-1, which would be the final score of the game with the Gorillas walking away victoriously.
    Pitt State got a strong pitching performance from sophomore Kylie Harpst, who pitched six innings and allowed just one run on two hits.
    Game two of the doubleheader did not go as well for the Gorillas. Pitt State scored one run in the first inning, but couldn’t manage anything after that. Lindenwood scored one in the third, two in the fourth and four in the sixth to take a 7-1 victory.
    The Gorillas are now 17-17 overall and 4-8 in MIAA play. Pitt State will host Emporia State for a doubleheader on Thursday, April 3. The Gorillas will be at home again for a doubleheader against Washburn on Saturday, April 5.

  • Golf ends 4-day competition

    | Michael Bauer sports editor |

    The Pittsburg State golf team spent the weekend competing at the Bethel Spring Invitational on Sunday, March 30, before heading south for the Central Oklahoma Broncho Invitational on Tuesday, April 1.
    Pitt State tied for fifth place at Bethel out of the 16 teams competing and placed 11th out of 12 teams competing at UCO.
    In Bethel at the Newton’s Sand Creek Golf Club, the Gorillas took a team score of 648 in the 36-hole competition.
    Junior Jordan Dunham and junior Brandon Winfrey led the Gorillas with 161 scores each. Both athletes finished in a tie for 20th place among individuals. Dunham and Winfrey also posted rounds of 76 on Saturday, March 29, and 85 on Sunday.
    Pitt State finished in a two-way tie with Dakota Wesleyan University and posted a score of 307 in the first round while Dakota Wesleyan finished the day six strokes ahead. In the second round, Pitt State fared better, scoring 341 to Daktota’s 347 to finish for a tie.
    Bethany College took the invitational title with a score of 600, scoring 288 on the first day and 312 on the second. Kansas City Community College finished second with a score of 639 and Doane College was third with 644. Ottawa University finished fourth with 645.
    Ben Johnson led Bethany College in individuals with a score of 143 while James Tisdale of Bethany posted 149, and four more BC golfers placed in the top 10.
    Junior Justice Valdivia was in a four-way tie for 23rd with a score of 162. Sophomore Zach Fate was in a four-way tie for 28th with a score of 164.
    Junior Gable LaForge was 56th after hitting 172.
    The Gorillas spent Monday, March 31, and all of Tuesday, April 1, competing in Edmond, Okla., at the Gaillardia Country Club.
    PSU wrapped up the 54-hole competition with a final team score of 961, posting a round of 317 Tuesday after recording rounds of 328 and 316 Monday.
    UCO claimed the meet title with an 891 score, finishing five strokes in front of second-place University of Central Missouri, which posted 896.
    Individually, Fate led the Gorillas with a 29th-place tie finish. He shot a round of 77 on Tuesday to post a 237 score. Dunham added a 239 score for PSU, finishing in a tie for 39th place.
    Winfrey finished with a score of 243 in a tie for 47th after hitting 78, 83 and 82.
    Valdivia finished in a tie for 54th place with a score of 248 with 89, 79 and 80 in all rounds.
    LaForge was 62nd with a score of 253. He hit 84, 82 and 87 in all rounds.
    The Gorillas finished ahead of Southwest Baptist, which finished with 981 points.
    The meet was practically a warmup for the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association, (MIAA) with 12 conference schools competing.
    Northeastern State was third with 903 points while Nebraska-Kearney and Lindenwood finished in a tie for fourth with 929 points each.
    Missouri Western State was sixth with 941, just one point ahead of Missouri Southern with 942.
    Lincoln University finished eighth while Fort Hays State ended in ninth.
    Washburn posted 959, just two strokes ahead of Pitt State.

  • Baseball loses five strait

    | Dakota Smith reporter |

    The Gorilla baseball team’s most recent defeat came Tuesday, April 1, at home against the Lions of Missouri Southern. The Gorillas were unable to get anything going offensively with a final score of 3-0. Lion’s pitcher Skylar Hill pitched seven and two-thirds shutout innings to get the win.
    Junior Jake Stevenson took the loss for the Gorillas, pitching four innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits. The Lions added one more run in the eighth. Senior Brad Foss was the only Gorilla with a multihit game, going 2-4.
    On March 28-30 the Gorillas went to St. Charles, Mo., to take on Lindenwood. The first game of the series on Friday, March 28, was a heartbreaker for the Gorillas. Pitt State trailed 3-0 after three innings, but responded in the fourth with three of its own. The Gorillas scored on the RBI singles by senior Evan Thomas and junior Nathan Arnold. The third run came on a bases-loaded walk. Foss had a sac fly in the fifth to give the Gorillas the lead. An RBI single in the sixth by senior Jacoby Martin and a solo home run in the eighth by junior Andrew Kreiling gave Pitt State a 6-3 lead. Lindenwood scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to snatch the victory from the Gorillas.
    The doubleheader on Saturday, March 29, did not go in favor of PSU.
    In game one, the Gorillas trailed 5-1 after three innings. Junior Ian Robinson had a two-RBI double in the fourth to bring Pitt State within two. An RBI single by Foss and an RBI double by senior Cody Ball in the fifth evened the game at five. Lindenwood won it in the bottom of the seventh, which in doubleheaders is the final inning, to take the victory 6-5.
    Game two did not get any better for PSU. The game was tied at two going into the bottom of the fifth. Lindenwood scored two in the fifth and went on to win by a final of 4-2.
    The final game of the series was another one-run loss for the Gorillas. The Gorillas trailed 4-2 going into the bottom of the seventh in the nine-inning finale. Lindenwood extended its lead to 9-2 with five runs in the inning. Pitt State stormed back with six runs in the eighth to bring the score to 9-8, but could not find a way to win it in the ninth and was swept by Lindenwood.
    PSU is currently 13-18 overall and 10-14 in MIAA play. The next game will be a four-game weekend series at home against Southwest Baptist on April 4-6.

  • 10 first-place finishes

    Strong showing in first outdoor meet

    | Dakota Smith reporter |

    The Pittsburg State men’s and women’s track and field teams started their outdoor seasons at the PSU Invitational Saturday, March 29, at Prentice Gudgen Track.
    For the men, freshman Bo Farrow took first place in two events. He won the discus with a provisional qualifying (PQ) mark of 163-6. Farrow also took the top spot in the shot put with a PQ mark of 54-10.75.

    Sprinter Kyrann Trigg takes the bouton from ____ during the Wendy's PSU invitational Sat. Mar. 29th.

    Sprinter Kyrann Trigg takes the bouton from ____ during the Wendy’s PSU invitational Sat. Mar. 29th.


    Senior Steven Mann won the long jump with a PQ mark of 23-8. Marquise Cushon won the triple jump with a PQ mark of 48-8.75. Junior Luke Wilson placed second in the hammer throw with a PQ mark of 178-8 and senior Cody Holland placed second behind Farrow in the shot put with a PQ mark of 53-0.
    In the running events, senior James Carter III won the 800m with a time of 1:55.87. Junior Marquel Nickens won the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.72 and the 4X100m relay team consisting of senior Kyle Utsey, juniors Andre Sanders and Jason Crow and freshman Bryce Starks won with a PQ time of 41.17.
    Starks placed second in the 100m with a time of 10.79. Sophomore Casey Steinmiller finished second to Nickens in the 400m hurdles with a time of 55.12. Freshman Andrew Rodges placed second in the 800m behind Carter III with a time of 1:57.08.
    On the women’s side of the competition, freshman Emily Dearman won the heptathlon with a total of 4,917 points. Sophomore D’Andria Blow won the discus with a throw of 140-4. Freshman Heather Glenn placed second in the pole vault with a PQ clearance of 12-0.5. Senior Amber Kloster finished second in the javelin with a PQ throw of 144-5, while sophomore Darien Stancell placed second in the hammer throw with a toss of 159-4.
    In the running events, senior Casey Epps won the 1,500m with a time of 4:41.54 and sophomore Hannah DeVries won the 5,000m with a time 17:45.63.
    The Gorillas’ next meet will be Saturday, April 5, at the ESU State Farm Relays in Emporia. The Gorillas will return home for the sixth annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic on April 12.

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