Jan 29th, 2013 @ 10:31 am | Author: Viking Sports Admin
VCSU Men's and Women's Track & Field team stayed close to home this past weekend, Saturday January 26 as they travelled 60 miles east down I-94, to Concordia College in Moorhead, MN to compete in the Cobber Open Track & Field Invitational.

Once again, Darien Moore continues to show steady improvement in the ring in the weight throw and shot put. For the second week in a row Moore established new personal bests and school records in both the weight throw and shot put, throwing 67-6 (20.58m) and 58-0 (17.69) respectively. In addition to shattering records, he finished the meet in first place for both throws. Moore's performances this weekend have currently ranked him first in the weight throw and third in the shot put on the NAIA National Indoor Track & Field rankings. Darien also qualified in the weight throw for the USA Indoor National Track & Field Championships. His throw established a new Olson Forum Stadium/Meet record at Concordia College.

A number of other Viking track & field athletes turned in top ten performances, on the oval. Junior Philip Reuer, lead the way with three top ten finishes in the 60m, 9th (7.40), 400m, 8th (53.25) and 200m, 5th place (23.48) respectively.

Freshmen Ryan Hutton showed continued improvement finishing 7th place in the 200m with a time of 23.72, along with Malik Timbers in the 400m finishing with a time of 53.26, good enough for a 9th place finish. Marcelluz Smith finished 9th in the 60H with a time of 9.278. Freshmen Alex Cundiff also showed improvement in the triple jump in finishing 9th with a jump of 40-5 .

Kinsly Tarmann, a sophomore finished seventh in the 600m with a time of 1:30.30. Both Jose Garcia and Wayne Engelhard turn in top ten finishes in the 3,000m, finishing sixth and seventh respectively.

For the women, Freshmen Jessica Meland had a top ten finish in the shot put with a 37- 31/4 throw to finish in 9th place. Junior Summer Romine finished 6th in the high jump and junior Anna Fuka finished 2nd and 4th respectively in the 3,000m and 800m races.