CRETE - Mason Held (SO/West Fork, Ark) led the Panthers in their first meet back after the new year. Just a handful of athletes made the trek over to Doane University to compete on Saturday in the Scott Nisely Memorial Classic.
Held led the athletes with his first place finish in the 600-meter run. His time of 1:21.62 has him currently ranked fifth in the NAIA. He also ran a 22.82 time for third place finish in the 200 meter dash.
Cameron Sorter (JR/Seaside, Ore) took first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:02.05. Joe Ventry placed third in the high jump with a jump of 6 feet 7 inches. That jump currently has him ranked sixth in the nation.
The 4x400 meter relay took second place with a time of 3:28.80 and currently ranks tenth in the nation. The team consisted Evans Francis (JR/Omaha, Neb), Carter Price (FR/Rapid City, South Dakota), Cameron Sorter, and Mason Held.