SEWARD — Abbas Muhammad placed in a pair of events to lead Midland University on Saturday at the Concordia Indoor Track Invitational.
Muhammad was sixth in the triple jump with a leap of 43-7. He was also eighth in the 200 meters in 22.96. Farrakhan Muhammad was sixth in the long jump with a leap of 21-1 1/4.
Fremont native Nathan Houser and teammate Reid Kirlin were third and fifth, respectively, in the weight throw. Houser had a mark of 63-2 1/4 while Kirlin threw 59-5.
Isaiah Brown finished sixth in the pole vault by clearing 15-5. Seth Sabata was 10th in the shot put with a toss of 49-7 3/4.
For the women, Victoria Leffler was seventh in the triple jump (35-1 3/4) while Rachel Pavelka was 10th in the mile (6:01.09).
Some MU track athletes competed in the South Dakota State University Indoor Classic.
Travis Phillips Jr. set a school record in the 400 meters. Although he finished 28th in the event, his 49.77 performance moved him past Adam Van Buren into first place on the school’s all-time list.
Kylee Smallfoot and Vivian Sanchez competed in the women’s 600 meters while Ty Hansen and Daniel Olson competed in the men’s 1,000. None placed, but Sanchez and Olson set personal records in their races.
Midland will find out later this week which athletes have qualified for the Great Plains Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. Only the top 18 athletes entered will be invited to compete at the event, scheduled for Feb. 16-17 in Crete.