Mules & Jennies earn three provisionals at Emporia State Relays

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(EMPORIA, Kan.) – A pair of sophomores led the Central Missouri Track & Field squads, each picking up a provisional mark at the State Farm Emporia State Relays.
For the Mules, sprinter Joseph Holland earned his first career provisional in the 110-meter hurdles, while thrower Brooke Swearingin claimed a provisional in the discus for the Jennies.
Swearingin earned a pair of top-three finishes in the discus and hammer throw. She placed second in the discus, throwing for a mark of 158′ (48.17m), then finished third in the hammer throw, with a toss of 161′ 9″ (49.30m). The Odessa native now ranks fourth nationally in the discus, and is tops in the MIAA. Swearingin also earned her third-place finish in the hammer throw, with a toss of 161′ 9″ (49.30m).
Holland earned his first career provisional, placing fifth in the 110-meter hurdles, with a personal-record 14.44. With that time, Holland moves into fifth place on the MIAA performance list, and 12th in NCAA Division II.
The third and final provisional mark of the meet for UCM came in the final race of the night. The Mules’ 4×400 meter relay team, consisting of seniors Brent Vogel and Khaldon Evans, junior Ross Lorber, and freshman Kellin Loch, finished second overall with a time of 3:12.98. Their time currently ranks ninth in Division II, and second in the MIAA.
A number of athletes also posted strong results while competing against a field that was made up of a large number of MIAA opponents. Freshman Konnor Cordes earned a third place result in the high jump, clearing the bar at 6′ 5.5″ (1.97m). On the women’s side, freshman Brittany Kallenberger finished second in the pole vault, with a mark of 11′ 5.75″ (3.50m). Another first-year athlete, Daniel McCarty, placed third in the unseeded discus throw, with a toss of 132′ 3″ (40.30m). Finally, distance runner Bryson Jarman earned a second-place result in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in a time of 9:40.97.
Some of the Mules and Jennies will return to Emporia State next week for the Emporia State Multi-Events on Thursday and Friday, April 11-12. The rest of the team will compete at the Pittsburg State Gorilla Classic, scheduled for Saturday, April 13.