The Garden City Community College men’s track and field team finished in ninth and the women’s team 10th in the Region VI Championships at Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson.
After garnering a few placings on Friday, the Broncbusters got a few more Saturday. The best finish of the day came from Kaylee Line, who took second in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 4 1/4 inches. She missed out on first by less than two inches, as Butler sophomore Jalicia Neil cleared 5-6.
The other top performances for either the Buster men and women came from their 4x100-meter relays, in which the men took fifth in a time of 41.91 seconds, qualifying for the NJCAA Championships.
The team was comprised of Tre McClary, Jabrionne Bacon, Johnathan Smith and Tavius Woodall. Woodall also finished eighth in the open 100, which he ran in 10.98 seconds.
The women’s 4x100 squad of Deidre Smith, Kolby Ganther, Chim’sly Pericles and Ilishia Tarver took sixth in 48.89 seconds. Pericles was also sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 35-10. Teammate Nyabuony Gatlluak was just behind in seventh in the triple, clearing 35-05.
Ruben Huerta scored the final team points for the Buster men, clearing 14-02 in the pole vault to take fourth, losing out on third on attempts.
Other notable performances on the women's side included Ganther taking ninth in the 400 meters in 59.42 seconds. On the men's side, Brett Odeon was 15th in the shot put (40-04) and 16th in discus (106-01), Lordes Covarrubias was 14th in the 800 meters (2:25.86) and Manuel Hallum was 17th in the 400 meters (53.96).
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