SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Azusa Pacific won all six relays and added some of the top qualifying performances to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) indoor championship list at a three-school indoor events qualifying meet hosted by Westmont College Saturday.
The men’s 4x200 meter relay finished in 1:28.09, which is the fastest time nationally in NCCAA indoor season, while the women’s relay in the same distance posted a 1:45.05 to move into second nationally in the NCCAA.
Jake Hare led a fast 60-meter hurdles race, winning with a season-best time of 8.32, which would be just one-hundredth of a second off the provisional qualifying time for NCAA Division II championship competition. Hare now has the second-fastest reported time in the 60-meter hurdles on the NCCAA national performance list. Tomek Czerwinski ran a personal-best 8.46, and freshman Matt Kenney’s 8.69 represented an improvement of 11-hundredths of a second over his performance in the same event last week.
Event winners for Azusa Pacific’s women’s team included Jordan Chesley in the 60-meter hurdles (9.25), pole vaulter Kim Sanchez (10-feet, 10.25-inches), Amber Panapa in the shot put (40-feet, 0.75-inches) and weight throw (50-feet 9.5-inches), Danica Dobosy in the discus (119-feet, 7-inches), and the 4x100 (50.84), 4x200 (1:45.05), and 4x400 (4:03.33) relay teams.
Hare was one of four individual event winners from the men’s team, joined by David Schulte in the long jump (22-feet, 7-inches), Miles Gastil in the hammer (139-feet, 4-inches), and Brad Beckwith in the weight throw (50-feet, 6-inches). The Cougars’ winning relay times were 42.32 in the 4x100 meter relay, 1:28.09 in the 4x200, and 3:26.78 in the 4x400.
Three meets remain for Azusa Pacific’s indoor season, starting with next week’s visit to Northern Arizona University for the Mountain T’s Invitational in Flagstaff, Ariz.