NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Several Harper College men's track and field athletes achieved personal-bests and qualified for nationals with their performances at the Chicagoland Indoor Championships hosted by North Central College on Saturday.
Edward Phillips (/Schaumburg) set a PR and qualified for nationals in the shot put with a toss of 12.99m. Phillips also PR'ed in the weight throw (9.83m). Tyler Block (/Conant) set PR's in both the 200-meter dash (23.99 seconds) and triple jump (11.89m). Nick Dorsen (/Palatine) cleared 1.72m (5'7 ¾") in the high jump for a personal-best.
|Brauer notched a PR in the mile run at the Chicagoland Indoor Championships hosted by Central College on Saturday. (Jim Cummins)|
In the 800-meter run, Jordy Arriaga (Wheeling, Ill./Wheeling) and Manny Franco (/Cary-Grove) both clocked their best times. Arriaga finished in 2:07.45, and Franco was just behind in 2:07.54. Adam Brauer (Palatine, lll./Palatine) ran a PR time of 5:01.66 in the mile run. Juan Barajas (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Schaumburg) notched a PR in the 3k with a time of 9:00.21.
The meet featured primarily four-year schools, including NCAA Div. I, II, and III schools as well as NAIA schools. Host North Central College won the team title with 188.50 points. Lewis University placed second with 83 points, and the University of Chicago was third with 58 points.
Harper is back in action on Friday, Feb. 20 at the North Central Cardinal Classic beginning at 5 PM.