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Hamilton Wins KT Woodman 400 Hurdles


Hutchinson CC Sports Information


WICHITA, Kan. ( – Sophomore Sharim Hamilton had the top individual performance for the Hutchinson Community College men’s track and field team at the KT Woodman Classic by winning the 400-meter hurdles on Saturday.

Running the final of five sections from Lane 7, the Blue Dragon sophomore ran a career-best time of 53.08 seconds to win the event at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium. Already a national qualifier, Hamilton bettered his career-best time in the event by .78 seconds and is now ranked No. 7 in the NJCAA.

Hamilton was one of five Top 10 finishes for the Blue Dragons over the two days of the KT Woodman Classic, which featured NCAA Division I and Division II teams as well as NAIA and NJCAA competition.

Saturday started strong as the 4×100 relay team placed fifth overall. The relay of Omari SmithDimetre Browne, Cameron Campbell and Ezekiel Seamster ran a time of 42.00 seconds.

The Blue Dragons had two athletes reach the finals of the long jump. Browne placed fifth overall with a jump of 23 feet, 1.5 inches (7.05m). Caleb Manning was seventh at 22-6 (6.86m)

Freshman Adrian Dimond made the finals of the triple jump and placed seventh overall with a PR performance of 44-3.5 inches (13.50m).

The Blue Dragons earned one new national qualifier at the KT Woodman Classic. Sophomore Carsyn Turpin qualified in the 10,000-meters, which was ran on Friday night) with a PR time of 33:36.24.

Five different Blue Dragon athletes posted PRs in the 100 meters on Saturday – Seamster ran a 10.69, Campbell a 10.93, Smith an 11.08, Tracey Mason an 11.84 and A.J. Weninger a 12.04.

Campbell posted a career-best time in the 200 of 22.67 seconds.

Tokiwa Armstrong ran a PR in the 800 meters of 2:01.75.

Christian Darrah had a PR in the 5,000 meters on Friday night of 15:40.81.

Tanner Tustain cleared a personal best in the pole vault of 13-3.5 (4.05m).

Braydon Peterson PR’ed in the javelin on Friday with a throw of 126-11 (38.68m).

The Blue Dragons next compete at the Bethel Invitational on Saturday in North Newton.