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January 11, 2020

Wichita, KS | Davyon Collins

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Track team competed in their first indoor meet in school history with the Friends University/Shocker Track Club 1st Chance Qualifier. The competition level was high as most of the competitors looked to qualify for Nationals, but the Lions showed a strong performance in multiple events.

Lions Racers

  • Charles Pulliam III led the way for the Lions, placing 1 st in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.37s. Colton Thurman finished the race 3rd with a time of 10.84s
  • In the Men’s 60-meter dash, Joshua Allen placed 3 rd with a time of 7.05s. Nicholas Henderson wasn’t far behind finishing the race .01 (7.06) seconds behind his teammate placing him 4 th .
  • Nicholas Henderson placed 3 rd in the Men’s 400-meter with a time of 51.87s
  • In the 200 meter dash the Lions saw 3 top 10 finishers that included Joshua Allen in 3 rd , Charles Pulliam III in 6 th , and Karrington Pierce in 10 th
  • Arturo Valdez and David Burciaga both finished top 10 in the 800-meter dash. Valdez 5 th with a time of 2:06.02 and Burciaga 10 th with a time of 2:14.90
  • The Men’s 1000-meter race saw a similar result with Arturo Valdez finishing 5 th and David Burciaga right behind him in 6 th
  • Trevor Seals 14th (5:09.09) and John Saine 16 th (5.16.19) competed in the Men’s 1-mile race.
  • In field events the Lions had two athletes compete in long jump. Damyan Woodward finished 7 th with 5.54m and Tyvon Gates placed 8 th with 5.42m
  • Damyan Woodward competed in the triple jump as well. Woodward placed 7 th with 12.10m

In Women’s Action

  • Mahogani Collins finished top 10 in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.66s, Collins also placed 5 th in the 400-meter dash.
  • On the field event side, the Lady Lions had two athletes compete in Shot put. Gabriella Anato placed 4 th with a throw of 10.48m. Alyssa Robinson placed 13 th with a 7.21m throw.

“This was one of the best weekends of my entire coaching career.  We have an unbelievable group of athletes that have bought into our program and are ready to take it to the next level, and this weekend was a major step in the right direction!  Our goal for the weekend was to get solidify a mark that would give us a realistic measure of where we are.  Across the board our athletes rose to the occasion and as a whole performed well!  Overall, we set 18 school records, 31 personal records, and 9 Top 30 NAIA nationally ranking marks!  It was a good weekend but now it is time to get back to work!” -Jason Covarrubias, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Head Coach

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