Personal and Southwestern Records Fall on Day One of SCAC Championships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Day one of the SCAC Track & Field Championships for Southwestern University was a successful one as three SU records fell and seven personal best performances were on display.
Daniel Poole continued his push to the top, once again besting himself to set a new SU record. His javelin throw of 50.04m was a personal best and earned him sixth place in the event. In the same event, Joey Quintero posted a personal best throw of 41.04 to end in 13th place overall. Quintero also posted a 16th place finish with a 5.36m personal best jump in the long jump and 15th place in the shot put with a toss of 10.27m.
Cody Taylor (pictured) crushed his previous personal best in the pole vault, besting it by one meter to set a new SU record of 4.10 meters and tying for fourth place overall.
On the track Southwestern's Daniel Tuttle won the preliminaries of the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.46 to earn a spot in the finals and used a personal best 56.18 in the 400 hurdles to advance, finishing second in the prelims. Alex Shepperd finished in 10th in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.59.
Six of the nine performances in the 100 and 200 meter dash for SU had personal best performances despite falling just above the qualifying mark. Zach Anglin came in 13th in the 100 and 18th in the 200 to lead the way for Southwestern in both events with times of 11.71 and a personal best 23.72. Xi Wu came in 19th in 12.06 in the 100 while Ryan Huiszoon was in a near tie with a 20th place time of 12.08, a PR. Quintero took 24th in 12.50. Huiszoon placed 22nd in the 200 in a PR of 24.18 while Quintero, Brady Kent and Wu came in 31st, 33rd and 34th in PR times of 24.96, 25.37 and 25.64, respectively.
The Pirates will cheer on Tuttle as he looks to capture his first SCAC Conference title in his first season of competition at Southwestern.