Second Day of RMAC Championships Comes to a Close

By Donna Young published May 5, 2008

The second day of competition at the RMAC (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) Outdoor Championships is in the books. Gabe Small, Jason Shaver, and Josienne Heer had highlight performances in their events.

"We finally had great track weather-the best weather of the season," said head coach Mark Misch. "We had a solid day with a lot of great performances, and most of the finals are tomorrow."

Small placed fifth among 17 other competitors in the men's 10000 meter run. His final time was 33 minutes, 55.88 seconds. His fifth place finish was an all-conference (all-RMAC) performance.

"Small had a really good run," Misch said. "It was a perfect come-from-behind performance."

Shaver set a school record in the 200-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 22.41. He placed ahead of 12 other runners. Also, in the event was Vy Nguyen, and he finished with a time of 25.54.

"Shaver had a great performance," Misch said. "He had a personal best today."

Heer completed the heptathlon today finishing in fifth place. The last three events of the heptathlon were the long jump, the javelin throw, and the 800 meter run. In the long jump, Heer placed fourth with a distance of 4.95 meters, and in the javelin throw, she had a distance of 23.00. In the 800 meter run, she finished with a time of 2:37.77.

"Heer set a new school record in the heptathlon beating her old record by about 200 points," Misch said. "She was all-RMAC, and she did great for having such a loaded field up front."

Amanda Stoesz finished the 400-meter dash ahead of 11 other runners. Her preliminary time was 1:00.05. In the 10000 meter run, Christy Severy finished with a final time of 43:32.92.

"Severy ended up hurting her calf in the 10K," Misch said. "It was tough."

Heer also competed in the women's long jump and had a final distance of 5.00.
Jennifer Callan had a final distance of 30.14 in the discus throw.

Vy Nguyen competed in the men's 100-meter dash finishing with preliminary time of 12.25. Almir Hodzic and William Pendarvis competed in the 400-meter dash. Hodzic finished with a preliminary time of 50.04, and Pendarvis had a preliminary time of 50.54.

In the 3000 meter steeplechase, Joel Kienitz finished ahead of six competitors with a final time of 10.08.00. Alex Tiernan finished with a final time of 10:22.60 in the event.

"Joel had a great day; it was his best in the steeplechase," Misch said. "Tiernan hit the steeple barrier and went down with a lap to go; he banged his knee when he hit the ground, and it is really hard to come back from that."

Preston Williams had a final distance of 34.23 in the discus throw, and Blake Hansen had a final distance of 25.66.

Carl Lum completed the men's decathlon today. The final five events were finished this morning. In the 110 meter hurdles, Lum finished with a time of 21.23, and in the discus throw, he had a final distance of 22.16. Lum had a height of 2.95 in the pole vault, and he had a distance of 32.41 in the javelin throw. In the final event, the 1500 meter run, Lum finished in third place with a final time of 5:10.37.

The RMAC Championships will be finished up May 6 with the finals for the preliminary events competed in today

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