KEARNEY - Dean Simon (SO/Hudson, Fla) broke three school records on Saturday and qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in two events. He ran a 10.74 second 100 meter dash to finish in second place overall and broke his previous school record. The time also qualifies him for the NAIA Championships in May.
He also anchored the national qualifying 4x100 relay consisting of Carter Price (FR/Rapid City, South Dakota), Mason Held (SO/West Fork, Ark), Brandin Fry (SR/West Fork, Ark), and Simon. The relay team also broke the school record with their time of 41.95 seconds.
Simon ran a 21.93 200 meter dash to out run both Held and Price to reclaim the school record. Each of the three has held the record the past few weeks.
Mason Held will join Simon at the Championships in May as he qualified in the 400 meter run with a school record time of 48.20.
Other notable highlights and finishes from the weekend:
Brandin Fry took second place overall in the javelin with a throw of 175 feet.
Joseph Ventry (SR/Omaha, Neb) finished third in the high jump with a height of 6'5" and in the triple jump with a distance of 44'0".
Ashley Dugan (JR/Spring Hill, Fla) broke the school record in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.79 seconds.
The men's and women's teams will travel to Doane University this weekend to finish out their regular season before heading to McPherson, Kansas for the KCAC Outdoor Championships.