The Fort Scott Community College men’s track and field team traveled to Arkansas City for the regional meet this past weekend. With outstanding performance from many, the Hounds were able to bring home the first KJCCC East Conference Championship in school history. In only the third year of having the program back on campus, the Greyhounds took down the perennial power Cowley College by the score of 224-222. The meet came down to the 4×400 meter relay (Tre Buchanan, Marcus Freeman, Jarvis Miles, Jordan Collins) where the Hounds cruised to a time of 3:10.19, defeating second place Butler Community College by more than 7 seconds. Cowley finished the race in fourth place, giving the Hounds the conference crown.
Coach Philip Redrick on the men’s performance: “This was a complete team victory and came down to the last event. I told the team before the race that we needed to win the 4×400 if we wanted to take home the conference championship. It was an amazing performance and I couldn’t be more proud of the group. It takes everyone on the team competing at a high level to win a conference meet, and they didn’t disappoint.”
While there were many performances which contributed to the win, the Greyhounds were paced by the following conference champions:
Javris Miles – 400 meters – 47.57
Tre Buchanan – 400 hurdles – 52.63
4×400 Meter Relay (Buchanan, Freeman, Miles, Collins – 3:10.19
4×800 Meter Relay (Lecorian Deboest, Lonnell Johnson, Alex Jaje, Marcus Freeman) – 7:41.41
Full results from the conference meet can be found at: https://kjccc.org/sports/track/2020-21/2021_Jayhawk_East_Final_Outdoor_Results.pdf
Next up will be the national meet which will be held in Levelland, Texas starting 5/11/2021. The men’s team has 14 student-athletes who have qualified for the meet. Go Hounds!
FSCC Women’s Track and Field Sweeps Season Conference Championships; Qualify 10 for National Meet
Back in March the Fort Scott Community College women’s track and field team brought home the first conference championship in school history when they took the indoor title. This past weekend, the Hounds again ran through the conference, winning the outdoor title and completing the conference sweep. The meet was again a close competition which came down to the wire, but the Hounds prevailed over rival Cowley College by the score of 190-180.
Coach Redrick on the women’s performance: “This is a special group of women. They knew what they were going to have to do to compete and bring home another title, and they did just that. We had a huge number of special performances over the weekend. I’m so proud of them.”
Leading the way for the Hounds were the following conference champions:
Trinity Sinegal – Long Jump – 5.59m
Damazvia Dames – Long Jump – 5.59m, Triple jump – 12.19m
Rachel Booker – Heptathalon – 3356 points
Full Results for the conference meet can be found at: https://kjccc.org/sports/track/2020-21/2021_Jayhawk_East_Final_Outdoor_Results.pdf
Next up the Hounds will travel to Levelland, Texas for the NJCAA National Meet. 10 Greyhound student-athletes have met the national qualifying standards for the meet. Go Hounds!