Lumberjack Track & Field Concludes Record-Breaking Road Weekend

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (February 10, 2024) – The Lumberjack track & field team saw two more records fall as they completed their final road trip of the regular season, with the team splitting between the Husky Classic and the Don Kirby Invitational.
The Lumberjacks saw two impressive 800-meter races at the Husky Classic, with both Maggi Congdon and Colin Sahlman breaking the school record. Congdon ran a time of 2:02.20 to break both the NAU and Big Sky record and finish second in the event. Sahlman easily won the event as he ran an NAU record time of 1:47.88.
Aaron Las Heras took the event win in the men’s mile with a time of 3:58.22, putting him at seventh on NAU’s all-time performance list. Kang Nyoak finished third in the event with a time of 3:58.54, while Caleb Easton placed 26th with a time of 4:06.23.
In the women’s mile, Alyson Churchill was the top NAU finisher as she placed seventh with a time of 4:36.30. Her time puts her at third on NAU’s all-time performance list. Karrie Baloga placed ninth with a time of 4:37.14, while Nikita Moore was not far behind in 13th with a time of 4:38.86. Moore’s time puts her at fifth on the all-time performance list. Annika Reiss and Bryn Morley finished 20th and 23rd respectively, running times of 4:41.55 and 4:43.58.
Caleb Easton competed in the 1,000-meter at the Husky Classic, finishing second with a time of 2:30.97.
Trenton Givens had a strong performance in the men’s 60-meter hurdles at the Don Kirby Invitational, finishing fourth with a time of 7.88. In the women’s invitational 60-meter hurdles, Jyntry Rucker finished 45th with a time of 8.96.
Rucker also competed in the women’s unseeded 60-meter, placing 33rd with a personal best time of 7.85.
In the men’s invitational 60-meter, Mitchell Effing finished 20th overall with a time of 6.89. Khamis Hassan and Kyle Smith placed 25th and 27th respectively, each running times of 6.94. MarcAnthony Sanchez and Ian Lipsey finished 30th and 34th, with Sanchez running a time of 7.00 while Lipsey ran a time of 7.16.
Madeline Wilson finished 11th in the women’s invitational 60-meter after running a time of 7.50, while Kyairra Reigh placed 35th with a time of 7.86.
Reigh also competed in the 400-meter, placing 11th with a time of 54.24. LiNay Perry also competed, finishing 25th with a time of 56.75.
The men’s 4×400-meter relay finished ninth, with MarcAnthony Sanchez, Joshua Anderson, Cannon Booker, and Trenton Givens combining to run a time of 3:14.42.
The women’s 4×400-meter relay placed seventh, with LiNay Perry, Madeline Wilson, Hannah Schmidt, and Kyairra Reigh combining to run a time of 3:40.94.
Brenna Rodriguez finished 18th in the women’s triple jump with a personal best mark of 12.19 meters, while Kenashalee Kerr placed 45th with a mark of 11.27 meters.
In the men’s shot put, Parker Bays placed seventh with a mark of 17.46 meters. Jake Tucker finished 15th with a mark of 15.53 meters, while Drayden Allen placed 20th with a mark of 14.81 meters.

The ‘Jacks will be back in action at home next week for their final regular season meet as they host the NAU Tune Up on Feb. 16. Stay up to date with NAU Cross Country and Track & Field by following us on Twitter and Instagram.

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