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Robinson throws out competiton at home meet

January 31, 2014

Michelle Ravel / The Courier - Raven Robinson sweeps throwing events.

Excitement and support could be heard coming out of the Huff Athletic Center on Saturday morning as the Fighting Scots Track and Field Team hosted their first invitational of the year. Both men’s and women’s teams looked to continue their winning ways at home after an impressive start last Saturday in Dubuque.

Senior Raven Robinson never disappoints as she got things going early with an impressive 12.77 meter final in shot put and 16.49 meter final in the weight throw, enough to steal the title in each category. Her teammates Emily Tysma, and Morgan Ryan showed their talents in the high jump and in the pole vault, giving the Scots two more 1st place finishers.

Senior Bailey Jackson was equally impressive giving all she could in her final year finishing first in the long jump with a breathtaking leap of 5.05 meters. Jackson also took 2nd place in the triple jump with a hurdle of 10.66 meters falling behind Kelsey Cunningham of Augustana for the title. The women’s track and field team did all they could, but it wasn’t enough to claim first, falling to Augustana 291-187.

The Fighting Scots men’s team looked to avenge their female teammates in the start of their competitions. Senior Kiante Green was craving for some tough competition in the 60-meter dash. David Devoure of Augustana threatened Green by 0.06 seconds, but that was the closest he would ever get to Green who soared to victory with a run of 6.99 seconds.

Green’s teammates Ben Burger and Deandre Smith also swiped 1st place in the weight throw and shot put to propel the Scots into a contending position to win the day. Junior James Wilson fought a close battle between Ashford’s Mike Malone and Augustana’s Caleb Ivey in the men’s long jump. Ivey finished with a final of 6.53 meters, and Malone hit a final mark of 6.96 meters to make things difficult for Wilson. Due to his excellent form and impeccable focus, Wilson leaped to a mark of 7.08 meters to win the competition.

Though they performed well, the Fighting Scots failed to avenge the women’s team after also falling to Augustana by a final score of 269.5-172.5. Both men’s and women’s teams look to get back into winning form when they head up to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Saturday.

Tyler Breneisen
Contributing Writer

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