Threshers take pair of KCAC crowns and qualify for nationals in four events
Logue, Dunham, and Palmer advance to the NAIA national meet in South Dakota.
WICHITA — The Threshers had a strong showing at the KCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend, bringing home two KCAC titles and qualifying for the NAIA national meet in four events.
One of the highlights at the meet was stud athlete sophomore Myiah Logue from Moundridge, who won Field Athlete of the Meet for her victories in both her events. In the long jump, Logue turned in a mark of 5.06m and in triple with a jump of 11.52, taking first in both events. She’s the KCAC champion in triple and long jump and now holds the school record for triple jump.
“I thought my performance was really good and kinda unexpected,” Logue said. “I was going in expecting to win the long jump so that was really no surprise but the triple jump was a competition between Karsen and I. We both performed really well and had huge PR’s along with both of us qualifying for nationals. At the end of the day it was close competition and just overall a huge accomplishment for me.”
Trey Palmer, a senior from Pearland, Tex., was one of the other Threshers to qualify for the NAIA National meet as he finished received a silver KCAC medal in the long jump with a mark of 6.95m. Palmer also ran an NAIA A-Standard preliminary race in the 60m with a time of 6.81 seconds. He improved to 6.78 in the final, which improved his personal best time as well.
“I really feel like I competed great,” Palmer said. “Although I didn’t come out with the win in my events, I still PR’d and I still have nationals in those events soon. I would definitely say I am excited about my performance and I think I can definitely make some noise in South Dakota.”
The rest of the successful results were as follows: women's team wins KCAC Team of Character, Aubry Grame broke the school record for 60m hurdles and placed seventh, Julius McVay finished seventh in shotput, Simon Hodge finished third in the 600m, Chris Ortiz finished fifth in the 400m, and the men’s 4x800m squad made up of Luke Schmidt, Hodge, Richard Whatley, and Isaiah Bartel took home fourth.
“Both teams competed really well this weekend, with a lot of personal bests across the board,” head coach Mark Nelson said. “We had some major standout performances and school records broken.”
Logue, Dunham, and Palmer will all be back in action for the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Nationals in Brookings, S.D. on March 2-4.