FOREST CITY – The Waldorf University men’s and women’s track and field teams debuted the track program’s first-ever home competition, capturing first-place finishes during Saturday’s Warrior Invitational.

“I was very impressed with the performances,” Waldorf coach Kelsey Riggins said. “It was great to compete at home and have the community and other sports teams come support us.”

Mark Ahlers secured first in the 800-meter run for the Warriors, closing out the race in 2 minutes, 3.07 seconds. Nathan Meiners went the distance to first (34:46.45) in the 10,000.

Waldorf’s Justin Jacobi claimed first (15.67) in the 110 hurdles while Korey Beaman earned first (59.96) in the 400 hurdles.

Caleb Gilbertson locked up the long jump title, recording a distance of 6.41 meters. Isaiah Craig leaped to first in the triple jump at 13.05 meters and Demetrius Baker won the hammer throw with a 33.99-meter performance.

On the women’s side, Auburn Miller locked up the shot put and discus titles for the Warriors. Miller tossed the shot 10.79 meters and recorded a 33.32-meter launch in the discus.

Waldorf’s Peyton Russell claimed the javelin crown, turning in a throw of 36.76 meters. Abby Buehler was the triple jump champion with a mark of 10.55 meters.

Erica Fee raced to first in the 800-meter run, crossing the finish line in 2 minutes, 33.72 seconds. Danielle Holt won the 100 hurdles as she clocked a time of 17.19 seconds.

The 4x100 relay team of Buehler, freshman Adriana Garber, senior Megan Perkins and sophomore Danielle Holt took first (54.01) while eclipsing the previous school record time by 0.88 seconds.

Competing unattached, Waldorf’s Markai Wotoe captured first-place finishes in two events. Wotoe charged to first (59.54) in the 400 and topped the long jump with a 5.34-meter performance.

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