Busters open indoor track season

1/20/2014

By J. LEVI BURNFIN

By J. LEVI BURNFIN

lburnfin@gctelegram.com

The Garden City Community College indoor track and field team had four athletes hit national qualifying marks Friday and Saturday at the Herm Wilson Invitational at Wichita State University.

In the Broncbusters' first meet of the indoor season, those marks qualify the athletes for inclusion in the NJCAA National Indoor Championships on March 6 in New York City.

Those four are Kiera Walton in the women's high jump with a mark of 1.58 meters; Odion Agbi in the men's triple jump with a distance of 14.34m; Jermaine Arthorlee in the men's 60-meter dash with a time of 6.94 seconds; and Edward Simmons, also in the 60-meter dash, at 6.95.

"I thought we performed really well," head coach Ryan Turner said. "I think having four kids qualify for a national meet is something we can take as a positive from the meet."

While no team scores were kept, the Busters took 36 competitors and were able to perform well despite only beginning training on Tuesday.

"We were hoping going in that somebody would would get a qualifying score," Turner said.

The Busters will continue the short, two-month indoor season on Friday at the Holiday Inn Invitational at the University of Kansas.

Indoor schedule: Jan. 24--University of Kansas; Feb. 1--Texas Tech, Lubbock; Feb. 8--Buster Winter Classic; Feb. 21--Region 6 Indoor, Lawrence; March 6--NJCAA National, New York.

Results in Scoreboard, Page B2.

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