Mt. Vernon, IA - The Graceland track and field teams were in Mt. Vernon, IA today for a meet at Cornell College.
Women - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored
1) Cornell College 135
2) Clarke 96
3) Graceland 88
4) Coe 61
5) Southwestern CC 42
Men - Team Rankings - 16 Events Scored
1) Graceland 115
2) Cornell College 108
3) Clarke 82
4) Coe 76
5) Southwestern CC 43
6) Rockford 11
"The coaching staff was very pleased with the performances this weekend," commented assistant coach Jordon Andreason. "Multiple athletes recorded new personal best times and marks and we had two national qualifiers, Tirrell Brooks in the 60m hurdles and Cedric Shell in the triple jump. There was great competition and everyone showed they were ready to perform. We are excited to see what everyone will do the rest of the year!"
Cedric Shell finished first in the triple jump for Graceland with a jump of 14.19m (46-06.75 ft), good enough to qualify for a trip to Nationals.
Tirrell Brooks finishe first in the long jump with a leap of 6.85m (22-05.75). Brooks also finished second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.38. He was .01 away from first place, but his time was good enough to book his ticket to Nationals.
Other first place finishers on the day:
Montae Spiller, 60m dash - 7.07
Johnny Geter, 400m - 53.39
Michael Torres, 200m - 23.44
The Graceland track and field teams will be back in action next Friday, January 27 in Storm Lake, IA to participate in the Buena Vista Multi.
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