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Men's Indoor Track & Field - Sun, Feb. 17, 2013

The Doane College men's track and field team claimed victory on Saturday evening in Lincoln at the 2013 Indoor Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Championships held at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. They claimed their seventh straight indoor crown by topping second place Morningside College, 172-132. Concordia finished in third place with 110 points.

Athletes placing in the Top 8 of an event earned points for their teams as well as all-conference honors; the Doane men had 33.

The meet opened on Friday afternoon in Crete at Doane College (Fuhrer Field House) with the multi-events. The heptathlon covered two days with Doane jumping out with a good start. The Tigers placed four athletes in the Top 8, lead by Rob Keeney's school and GPAC record total of 5,296 points. Also posting NAIA "A" standard marks were Kale Wolken, Brad Higgins and Jake Krueger.

The men's 4x800m relay team of Josh Whyrick, Zach Christensen, Jarid Holliday and Jory Pflasterer posted an "A" standard NAIA mark with a third place finish in a time of 7:53.48.

Sam Housh won the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.18, an "A" standard mark. Jake Kment hit an "A" standard mark in the mile run with a time of 4:19.01 as he placed second. Pflasterer placed 4th in the 600m run with a time of 1:21.22, a "B" standard mark.

The men's 4x400m relay posted a "B" standard time of 3:20.02 in the final event of the day. Running on the relay were Kyle Royse, Pflasterer, Alex Reynolds and Kent McCrimmon.

Zack Lindsley was a double winner, claiming the individual title in the weight throw and shot put with "A" standard marks. In the weight throw, he posted a GPAC record toss of 64-06.50 and in the shot put he had a throw of 58-05.25.

Levi Hillman posted a "B" standard mark in the weight throw with a toss of 55-11.75. In the shot put, Kyle Bartlett had a throw of 55-00.75 for an "A" standard mark.

In the triple jump, Mauro Parnell posted an "A" standard mark with a jump of 58-02.50.

Zack Wordekemper posted a "B" standard mark in the pole vault with a mark of 15-05.00.

At the end of the meet, 18 Doane athletes earning team points also posted season-best marks.

The following are the Top 8 finishes by Doane Athletes, earning each all-conference honors for 2013.

 
AthleteEventFinishMark
Rob Keeneyheptathlon1st5,296 pts
Kale Wolkenheptathlon3rd4,880 pts
Brad Higginsheptathlon5th4,497 pts
Jake Kruegerheptathlon7th4,355 pts
Josh Whyrick4x800 relay3rd7:53.48
Zach Christensen4x800 relay  
Jarid Holliday4x800 relay  
Jory Pflasterer4x800 relay  
Kale Wolkenlong jump3rd22-05.75
Mauro Parnelllong jump4th21-10.00
Adam Baxalong jump8th20-09.75
Jake Kmentmile run2nd4:19.01
John Meyerhigh jump6th6-04.75
Rob Keeneyhigh jump8th6-02.75
Kyle Royse400m dash4th49.82
Zack Lindsleyweight throw1st64-06.50
Levi Hillmanweight throw5th55-11.75
Darin Smithweight throw7th53-11.25
Jory Pflasterer600m run4th1:21.22
Sam Housh60m hurdles1st8.18
Rob Keeney60m hurdles7th8.56
Tyler Vaughn60m hurdles8th8.67
Chris Busby60m dash3rd7.06
Mauro Parnelltriple jump2nd48-02.50
Brian Hubberttriple jump4th45-09.25
Josh Whyrick800m run7th1:59.29
Jarid Holliday1000m run5th2:35.09
Chris Mauer1000m run8th2:38.67
Chris Busby200m dash2nd22.25
Zack Wordekemperpole vault2nd15-05.00
Andrew Smithpole vault3rd14-11.00
Andrew Tatumpole vault4th14-05.25
Zack Lindsleyshot put1st58-05.25
Kyle Bartlettshot put2nd55-00.75
Vince Krejcishot put5th49-11.75
Kyle Royse4x400m relay3rd3:20.02
Jory Pflasterer4x400m relay3rd 
Alex Reynold4x400m relay3rd 
Kent McCrimmon4x400m relay3rd