Article by Josh Sandin of Iowa Central Community College
WICHITA, Kan. - The Iowa Central men’s and women’s track and field program ran this weekend at the KT Woodman Classic hosted by Wichita State University. Iowa Central set three school records, qualified for 10 events at the NJCAA Outdoor Championships and had four individual champions.
On the women’s side, Iowa Central set three school records, had eight national qualifiers and won two events. Dominique Kimpel was the highlight of the day as she won two. She set the school record in the 100-meters as she won in 11.30. Teammate Reyare Thomas was second in 11:32. Kimpel also won the 400-meters in 57.01.
Jodi Miller set a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. She was second in 11:15.37. Iowa Central fared well in the event as Fiona McKenna was third in 11:33.47 and Laura Condon was seventh in 12:15.08. All three qualified for nationals in the event.
Iowa Central also had another trio qualify in one event. In the 1,500-meters Ebeissa Nyandwi was ninth in 4:49.15, Chantal Duncan was 19th in 4:58.41 and Cecilia Kumalalamene was 22nd in 4:49.42. In the 800-meters, Te’shon Adderley was second in 2:15.35 and McKenna was ninth 2:19.66 as each qualified.
In the field events Lauren Smith set a school record in the discus with a throw of 139-07 and Sarah Rautio qualified for nationals with a jump of 37-11.5.
On the men’s side, Kemal Jarso and Wala Gime were the lone qualifiers. Jarso was sixth in the 5,000-meters in 15:28.32 and Gime was seventh in the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.61.
The men also had two individual champions. Kuaniyal Chol won the 800-meters in 1:53.5 and James White won the high jump with a jump of 7-00.25.
The Tritons are back in action again when they head to the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan. The meet begins on Wednesday, April 18, and runs through Saturday, April 21. It will be Iowa Central’s last meet before the Region XI Championships on April 27 and 28 in Council Bluffs.