BOISE - Lewis-Clark State Track and Field saw success at the Nike Boise Indoor-Jackson’s Invite, with three school records falling over the weekend. The men’s 4x800m set the program’s new benchmark (7:55.29), Clayton VanDyke set the record in the 800-meter (1:53.97), and Bryan Carter did so in the 400m (50.15).
“I am going to have a tough time nominating runner of the week on the men’s side,” coach Mike Collins said. “We had some athletes do some good things in events today.”
VanDyke won the 800m run by one second, setting the LC record with a time of 1:53.97, bettering his national qualifying mark from the previous meet. Cameron Preston finished sixth in the event with a time of 1:58.02, and Josh Lay was 19th (2:04.89).
VanDyke also won the mile, pacing the group with a time of 4:16.05. Dillon Dawson was not far behind in fifth (4:25.96).
Cole Olsen won the 3,000m for the Warriors with an improved time of 8:31.45.
As mentioned before, the 4x800m relay team set the school record with a time of 7:55.29. The quartet of Olsen, Lay, Dawson and VanDyke placed fifth in total.
Carter set a program-record in the 400m with a time of 50.15 to finish 11th. He also saw action in the 60m dash where he finished 31st (7.37). He was 16th in the 200m dash (22.76) and ninth in the 60m hurdles (8.77).
Christian Bothwell ran a strong 400m, placing 19th (52.78). Nik Roussos finished just ahead of Bothwell in the 60m hurdles, placing 12th (8.96). Bothwell was 15th (9.67).
In field events, Matt Hroma finished 23rd in the shot put (10.48m). Jack Hardee (10.34m) was 24th and Jaycob Atencio (10.17m) was 25th.
Madi Carson had a busy day, highlighted by a second-place finish in the pole vault. She hit a mark of 3.70m in her first attempt at the height, and she also ran in the 60m, placing 26th (8.21). Cynthia Smith took 15th in the event at a mark of 3.10m.
“It was nice to see some confidence boosters for Madi,” Collins said. “Finishing second on a brand new pole, and I think she can even go higher, is good to see heading towards nationals.”
Rebekka Kalmbach finished 14th in the 400m (1:00.39) and rounded out the top 30 in the 200m dash (26.76). Karlie Smith finished just behind her in the 400m (1:00.62) in 15th, while McKinley Litton (1:01.56) and Ashley Britt (1:01.58) placed 22nd and 23rd, respectively. Natalie Robinson (1:03.87) and Ciera Bailey (1:04.23) rounded out the top 30 in 29th and 30th, respectively.
Britt also took part in the 60m hurdles, placing 21st in the field at 10.02. Natalie Robinson was 27th (11.22).
The women’s 4x400m relay narrowly missed a national qualifying mark. The team of Smith, Litton, Britt and Kalmback finished seventh with a time of 4:01.67.
“The group was close to qualifying,” Collins explained. “There is an All-American in that group from outdoor nationals last year, so it would be great to get that group into indoor nationals.”
In the distance events, Maja Plaznik placed seventh in the 800m run with a time of 2:23.50. Rylee Brown finished 12th (2:26.19). Abigail Peightal was 21st in the mile run with a time of 5:51.66.
Emily Adams was second in the 3,000m run (10:27.55), and Carli Jones was 19th (11:58.68). Jamey Weishaar placed 21st in the event (12:07.40).
In throwing events, Carmen Breen finished 17th in the shot put (10.80m), and Delaney Warren was 25th (9.92m). Warren went on to place 14th in the weight throw, tossing her implement a distance of 13.35m. Breen was 26th in the weight throw at 11.99m.
The Warriors will wrap up the regular season for indoor track and field next weekend in Boise.