Quantcast

MIAA Champs - Pitt State Men Bring Home Conference Title - KOAM TV 7

Courtesy: PSU Sports Information

MIAA Champs - Pitt State Men Bring Home Conference Title

Updated:

EMPORIA, Kan. — The Pitt State men's track & field team jumped out to a commanding lead Sunday (May 6) and held on down the stretch to claim the 2012 MIAA Outdoor Championship at Witten Track/Welch Stadium.

The Gorillas ended the six-year reign of Central Missouri as the conference champion by outscoring the Mules 168.5 to 153. Pitt State claimed its eighth all-time MIAA title since joining the league in 1990 -- its first since 2005. Either UCM or Pitt State has won 20 of the last 23 conference outdoor titles.

The Gorillas snared major point totals early in the day in the triple jump and javelin.

Kiara Jones, Keenan Soles and Marquis Cushon went 1-4-6 in the triple jump. Jones captured the MIAA title with a season-best mark of 51 feet, 5.5 inches. Soles went 48-4.75 and Cushon posted a 48-1.75 mark.

In the javelin, Mike Beeler captured his third MIAA title, winning the discipline with a throw of 229-0. Garrett Cantrell placed third (191-4), Calvin Hughes finished fourth (188-7), Derek Base placed sixth (184-11) and Adam Farnow finished eighth (174-11).

The two events netted the Gorillas 43 points -- 25 from the javelin and 18 from the triple jump.

Cody Holland also added a third-place showing in the shot put (53-7.75).

On the track, TJ Mapp and Ben Loats placed fifth (3:57.95) and seventh (3:59.52) in the 1,500 meters. Isbek Salinas finished fifth in the steeplechase (9:33.54), while Talon Thompson placed sixth in the discipline (9:34.54).

Soles added a fifth-place showing in the 100 meters (10.53), while Jordan Peters placed fifth in the 800 meters (1:56.76), Jordan Riffel finished fifth in the 200 meters (21.63) and Adam Volkert placed fifth in the 5,000 meters (15:28.20).

The 1,600 meter relay team of Ryan Ramler, Jason Crow, Randy Mustain and Darius Johnson closed out the meet with a fourth-place finish in 3:17.68.

  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Pitt State Baseball Welcomes 13 New Players for 2015 Season

    Pitt State Baseball Welcomes 13 New Players for 2015 Season

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:57:29 GMT
     Pittsburg State head baseball coach Matt Murray is pleased to welcome 13 new players to the program. Christian Cendeno, Blaine Fisher, Drake Herrman, Christian Arnold, Andrew Vogelbaugh, Jake Durosette, Gage Grant, Lake Keller, Brett Macary, Derek Jacons, Jack Mercer, Jordan Rice and Kyle Sellers will begin preseason workouts with the Gorillas this fall to play in the 2015 season.More >>
     Pittsburg State head baseball coach Matt Murray is pleased to welcome 13 new players to the program. Christian Cendeno, Blaine Fisher, Drake Herrman, Christian Arnold, Andrew Vogelbaugh, Jake Durosette, Gage Grant, Lake Keller, Brett Macary, Derek Jacons, Jack Mercer, Jordan Rice and Kyle Sellers will begin preseason workouts with the Gorillas this fall to play in the 2015 season.More >>
  • UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOOTBALL

    UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOOTBALL

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:55:17 GMT
     Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced Tuesday that defensive end Daytrieon Dean (@_dwoop) has signed a grant-in-aid agreement and will join the Razorbacks in January 2015 for the spring semester.More >>
     Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced Tuesday that defensive end Daytrieon Dean (@_dwoop) has signed a grant-in-aid agreement and will join the Razorbacks in January 2015 for the spring semester.More >>
  • Crowder College 2nd Annual Semi-Celebrity Softball Game

    Crowder College 2nd Annual Semi-Celebrity Softball Game

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:54:24 GMT
     Crowder College administrators, faculty and staff will join community members and Crowder athletes to play in the 2nd Annual Semi-Celebrity Softball game, Thursday, August 28, 6:30 pm at Roughrider Baseball field on the Neosho campus.More >>
     Crowder College administrators, faculty and staff will join community members and Crowder athletes to play in the 2nd Annual Semi-Celebrity Softball game, Thursday, August 28, 6:30 pm at Roughrider Baseball field on the Neosho campus.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.