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Dragon Men Claim 2 Event Titles, 9th NJCAA Qualifier


Hutchinson CC Sports Information


WINFIELD, Kan. ( – Sophomores Alexander Holt and Sharim Hamilton won events and the 4×100-meter relay qualified for the NJCAA Championships on Saturday at the Mike Kirkland/Southwestern Relays at Jantz Stadium.

Holt claimed the men’s high jump title after clearing 6 feet, 0 3/4 inches on Saturday. Holt also placed second in the 110-meter hurdles after a time of 14.74 seconds.

Hamilton, who is already a national qualifier, won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.24 seconds.

The Blue Dragons earned their ninth national qualifier for the 2023 championships by finishing third in the 4×100 relay on Saturday. The relay team of Omari smith, Hamilton, Cameron Campbell and Ezekiel Seamster posted a season-best time of 41.44 seconds.

The Blue Dragons had two event runner-up performances at Southwestern.

Seamster finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 10.67 seconds. Seamster ran the top time out of qualifying of 10.72 seconds.

The Blue Dragons had four Top 8 placers in both the long and triple jumps.

Sophomore Caleb Manning placed third in the triple jump at 47-1 (14.35m). Adrian Dimond was fifth at 43-5 (13.23m). James Knowles and Jack Losew tied for seventh at 41-5 1/4 (12.63m).

Manning was fourth in the long jump at 21-10 1/4 (6.66m). Dimond was fifth at 21-7 1/2 (6.59), which is a PR. Losew was seventh at 21-2 3/4 (4.67m) and Dimetre Browne was eighth at 21-0 1/2 (6.41m).

The Dragons had three pole vaulters place in the Top 5. Nathaniel Hein placed second after clearing 13-7 1/4 (4.15m). Braden Peterson was fourth, also clearing 13-7 1/4. Tanner Tustain was fifth at 12-7 1/2 (3.85m).

Sophomore Donovan Bryant placed fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 50.26 seconds.

Freshman Noah Raigoza placed fourth in the javelin with a top throw of 150-11 (46.00m).

Wesley Miller posted a PR in the shot put at 40-9 1/2 (12.43m).

Smith was eighth in the 200 meter after a time of 22.24 seconds.

The Blue Dragons run the Region VI Championships next weekend at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Coffeyville.