COUNCIL BLUFFS - The Hawkeye Community College Track and Field teams headed West for the NJCAA Region XI Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Iowa Western Community College. The RedTails would take fifth overall, while Iowa Central would take the championship for the 10th consecutive year in a row.
The mid-distance men would headline the day as the RedTails claimed three of the top eight spots in the open 800M race. Konner Roth would take second (1:57.54) followed by Landon Boomsma in third (1:58.8), and Malcolm Myers in seventh with a time of 2:01.45. David Thompson and Peter Torkleson would claim more points for the RedTails with Thompson taking second (4:11.28) and Torkleson taking sixth overall with a time of 4:20.06 in the 1500M race.
In the hurdles it would be Nick Durnin taking fourth place overall with a time of 15.48. Zackary Conger would also get in on the action taking second overall in the high jump with a mark of 2.03m (6' 8") that would qualify him for the NJCAA National meet. Also punching his ticket to nationals was Cole Willert in the 400M Hurdles, taking third at the meet with a time of 55.20.
In the relays it was the 4x800M squad of Malcolm Myers, Ryan Millikin, Peter Torkleson, and Konner Roth who would take second overall with a time of 8:00.97. The 4x100M crew of Brandon Beard, Kenneth Beard, Jakob Luna, and Avery Moore would take third overall with a time of 42.63.
Nick Durnin and Jeremiah Jordan would round out the scoring for the RedTails as Durnin took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 6.62m (21' 8.75") while Jordan took fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 12.28m (40' 3.5").
The RedTails will be heading to Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas for the NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 17-19.