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Sat, Apr. 13, 2013 - [Outdoor Track & Field]

WICHITA -- The Kansas Wesleyan University outdoor track team made significant strides as they competed at the KT Woodman track meet at Cessna Stadium  in Wichita on Friday and Saturday.


One of the highlights of the meet was when Hunter Stayton and Chase Weidel broke the 16 minute mark in the 5000m run with times of 15:49.91 and 15:52.04. Coach Brent Bailey was thrilled with these times and hopes these men will continue to improve as the season progresses.


In the 3000 m steeplechase, Hillary Callaway beat all other KCAC competitors who she hopes to hold off again in their KCAC meet in early May.  Cody Martus did not let a bad situation affect his performance in the 1500m when he was physically pushed off the track by a fellow competitor who was then disqualified.  He clocked a time of 4:11.49, and Jason Berry improved his time to a 4:25.07.


In the women's 1500 m, Tara Davis and Sabrina Hayes demonstrated how their hard work in practice is paying off as seconds came of their times.


On Saturday in the 800m both Sabrina and Tara ran season bests along with Cody Martus, Jason Berry, Bryan Manley, Keith Naranjo, and Chase Wiedel.  Martus lead the way with a 2:00.41 despite a 25+mph wind.


"I couldn't be more proud of how the runners stepped up in all the races bettering their times and beating many top conference competitors," Wesleyan coach Brent Bailey said.


The Wesleyan tracksters have a busy week ahead of them this week as the Tabor Relays are Wednesday, followed by the Kansas Relays in Lawrence starting on Thursday. The Coyotes are then off for two weeks in preparation for the KCAC Championships hosted by Tabor College on May 2 and 3 in Hillsboro.

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