Carroll College track with good showing at Montana Open

(Editor’s note: Carroll College athletics release)

MISSOULA — The Carroll College track team is improving in leaps and bounds.

Two Carroll College Saints hit the NAIA A-Standard, while another earned the NAIA B-Standard and many saw personal records on Saturday at the Montana Open in Missoula.

“I saw a huge improvement across the board, that was my big thing today,” Saints coach Harry Clark said. “Overall it was just better. It’s just getting better, better and better.”

As the Montana weather keeps warming, Clark is excited about what that means for the Saints on the track.

“Full week on the track,” Clark said. “Their confidence level is way up. I was impressed with that. I was really happy. It was not great conditions: Overcast, breezy. They still performed well.”

Freshman Noah Majerus of Lewistown, Montana, earned the NAIA A-Standard in the 800-meter, improving upon his time a week ago. Majerus ran 1:52.39 and took first in the race. Majerus led a distance crew that saw several PRs on the day.

“I’m very proud of the distance crew stepping up today and competing with some tenacity and passion in front of many of their families who came to watch the meet today,” Carroll distance coach Ryan Utsey said.

Sophomore Garrett Kocab of Phelan, California, earned the NAIA A-Standard in the discus, heaving it 161’3″ to take second in the event.

“Ryan Utsey and Jimmy Stanton have really been coaching our distance and throws kids up and we can see that paying off in big ways,” Clark said.

Senior Keaton Brady of Great Falls, Montana, earned the NAIA-B Standard in the pole vault, going 15-foot-3 in to place third.

The Saints are back on the track next weekend in Bozeman.

“I see a lot of good things on the horizon,” Clark said. “They’re ready to pounce.”

Carroll finishers
Men’s 100-meter: Joe Hagengruber, 11.78 seconds, eighth
Men’s 200-meter: Broder Thurston, 23.26, eighth; Joe Hagengruber, 23.98, 11th
Men’s 400-meter: Alex Olmes, 50.60, fifth
Men’s 800-meter: Noah Majerus, 1:52.39, first
Men’s 5000-meter: Spencer Swaim, 15:49.11, fourth
Men’s 110-meter hurdles: Josh Malone, 15.31, second; Keven Kailey, 15.35, fourth; Bryce Green, 15.72, fifth; Nolan Hofstee, 17.29, 10th
Men’s 400-meter hurdles: Chad Hemsley, 56.07, second; Daniel Pendergast, 56.15, third; Josh Malone, 57.54, sixth
Men’s 4×400: Carroll A — Alex Olmes, Chad Hemsley, Daniel Pendergast, Micah Ans, 3:22.81, second; Carroll B — Bryce Green, Nolan Hofstee, Tyler Bourn, Josh Malone — 3:33.73, third
Men’s high jump: Nolan Hofstee, 6’0.75″, third; Jake Smith, 6’0.75″, fifth
Men’s pole vault: Keaton Brady, 15’3″, first; Nolan Hofstee, 12’7.5″, third
Men’s long jump: Shamrock Campbell, 22’10.5″, third; Jake Smith, 19’0″, 10th; Ky Burch, 15’0, 12th
Men’s triple jump: Shamrock Campbell, 45’5.75″, first
Men’s discus: Garrett Kocab, 161’3; second; Dakota Dunlap, 140’10”, eighth
Men’s hammer throw: Jakob Plagenz, 134’3″, eighth; Kalan Knott, 116’2″, 10th

Women’s 100: Brooke Endy, 12.85, first; Shae Helterbran, 13.06, third; Paige Baxstresser, 13.66, seventh
Women’s 200: Brooke Endy, 26.39, first; Paige Baxstresser, 27.73, seventh
Women’s 400: Monica White, 1:01.52, third
Women’s 800: Elly Machado, 2:25.03, fifth; Kendyl Pierson, 2:30.68; Abby Hammermeister, 2:33.71; Madison Ward, 2:34.39, 10th; Taylor Leistiko, 2:35.54, 11th; Emma Perry, 2:36.83, 12th; Allie Barnes, 2:38.44, 15th;
Women’s 400-meter hurdles: Keely Ehmann, 1:08.33, first; Anne Hockett, 1:09.24, second; Megan Pendergast, 1:10.44, third
Women’s 4×100: Brooke Endy, Shae Helterbran, Keely Ehmann, Monica White, 49.16, first
Women’s 4×400: Keely Ehmann, Monica White, Anne Hockett, Brooke Endy, 4:06.66, first
Women’s high jump: Emma Perry, 4’7.75″, sixth
Women’s pole vault: Shae Helterbran, 11’3.75″, third; Mika Robinson, 11’3.75″, fifth
Women’s long jump: Reilly Rostad, 17’3.5″, first; Kenna Guenther, 16’3″, fourth
Women’s triple jump: Reilly Rostard, 34’9.5″, fifth, Kenna Guenther, 34’7.5″, sixth
Women’s shot put: Nikki Krueger, 42’7.5″, first
Women’s discus: Nikki Krueger, 130’6″, fourth
Women’s hammer throw: Kayla Oliver-Connely, 106’1″, 13th
Women’s javelin: Hope Welhaven, 113’3″, third; Jose D’Agostino, 110’5″, fourth; Gabrielle Hagen, 103’2″, sixth.

Alec Bofinger

Alec Bofinger

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