The Fort Hays State University track team hosted the FHSU Quadrangular on Saturday with Pittsburg State University, University of Nebraska-Kearney and Chadron State University traveling to Hays.
Both the men’s and women’s teams placed second behind Pittsburg State. The meet showed competition from the MIAA as the Tigers get ready for the MIAA Championships in early May.
“We set our sights on conference. We want to get better every week and every day,” high jump coach Ty Haas said.
“These meets leading up to conference are for us to continually get better. We’ve seen that out of all of them, so we’re happy and looking forward to that meet.”
Haas’ high jumpers had a good showing at the meet with freshman Jordan Carlisle and sophomore Bryant Bombardier finishing tied for first place. Both jumpers jumped 6-6 3/4.
Sophomore Anna Eigruber finished with a first place finish and two second place finishes. Eigruber jumped 19-1 1/4 in the long jump to win the event. In the triple jump, Eigruber finished in second place with a jump of 38 7 1/2. Both marks were provisional qualifying marks for Eigruber. In the 100-meter hurdles, Eigruber placed second with a time of 14.27 seconds.
Senior Kristen Fleharty won the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.02, which ties for ninth-best this season in Division II. Fleharty also placed fourth in the 100 and 200.
Sophomore MaKayla McPhail once again threw an automatic qualifying distance in the javelin. This marks the second time this season McPhail has thrown an automatic qualifying distance. A throw of 150-11 gave McPhail first place at the meet. McPhail was named the MIAA Women’s Field Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance this weekend.
Junior Holly Brown placed second in the javelin, throwing 130-9. Another win for the Tigers on the field was by freshman Haley Bowser, who won the pole vault with a vault of 11-7 3/4.
Sophomore Kylie Gaughan won the 3000 steeplechase with a time of 11:45, while freshman Alex Nelson placed second with a time of 12:13.
On the men’s side, junior Alex Hendee placed first in the 1,500 with a time of 3:57.54. Senior Cameron Rieth placed second in the 5,000 with a time of 15:12, just three seconds off first place.
Sophomore Brett Ottley finished in the pole vault with a vault of 14-9. Senior Tim McElroy placed second in the hammer throw with a distance of 190-6.
Both Tiger teams will travel to CSU-Pueblo for the CSU-Pueblo Invitational on Saturday.