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Duke Tibbs, senior sprinter, Taysean Goodwin, junior sprinter, and Luke Stenzel, sophomore sprinter, finish the men’s 400 meter dash at the Emporia State Relays on Saturday at Welch Stadium. Tibbs finished with a time of 49.13 in third place, Goodwin with 48.88  in first place and Stenzel with 48.99 in second place, and assisted with the men’s team’s first place finish.

The men walked away with a first place finish and the women finished third at the ESU Relays last Saturday at Welch Stadium.

Dominating the track, the men came away with five gold medals. The 4x100 took first, along with the 4x400. The 4x400 relay was made up of Taysean Goodwin, junior sprinter, Luke Stenzel, sophomore sprinter, Duke Tibbs, senior sprinter, and Parker Evans, junior sprinter

The men’s 1600 sprint medley also grabbed a gold medal. Kaleb Barber, redshirt freshman sprinter, Malcolm Dade, junior sprinter, Tanner Raubenstine, freshman multi-event, and Jacob Gerber, sophomore distance, took the win with a time of 3:40.86. 

Individually, ESU placed first, second, and third in the 400-meter dash with Goodwin in first, followed by Stenzel, then Tibbs. 

Alec Garcia, senior thrower, also won first place in the shot put and his throw of 17.08m landed him fourth in school history.

For the women, Lati Yeargin, senior sprinter, placed second in the 100-meter dash. Her race continued her record setting season and time of 11.89 put her third in ESU’s record book. 

The women’s 4x100, made up of Jazmin Williams, sophomore sprinter, Hannah Shield, junior sprinter, Malacia Lee, senior sprinter, and Yeargin, placed first. 

In the 4x400 relay, the Hornets took a second place finish. Williams, Elizabeth Blevins, graduate sprinter, Brianna Schmitz, senior multi event, and Kaycee Mayfield, junior sprinter, ran in the race. The women’s 4x800 also grabbed second place, with Devlyn Brill, freshman distance, Devyn Smith, sophomore distance, Joanna Strecker, freshman distance, and Nora Wheatley, freshman distance, and a time of 10:33. 

ESU will travel to Maryville, Missouri for the MIAA- NSIC Challenge today. 

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