Gordon, Pearson Lead Cougars At Darrel Gourley Open 15 Apr 18

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TRACK & FIELD
LIBERTY, Mo. – The Minnesota Morris track and field teams beat the Minnesota blizzard and trekked south to compete at the Darrel Gourley Open hosted by NCAA Division II’s William Jewell College in Liberty Mo. Saturday.

Shamund Gordon and Justin Pearson had good performances for the Cougar men. Gordon came through with a fourth place showing in the triple jump (12.47m) and eighth place distance in the long jump (6.01m). Pearson delivered a third place time in the 200 meters (22.35) and sixth place time in the 100 meters (11.07).

Other top Cougar event finishers for the men include:
High jump – Matthew Kingland, Robert Reller – 1.60m – 12th place
Discus – Brandon Karstens – 33.28m – 20th
Hammer – Trent Merkins – 37.89m – 11th
Javelin – Jeffrey McEarchern – 30.28m – 18th
Shot put – Merkins – 11.69m – 15th
1500 meters – Edmund Cease – 4:31.47 – 20th
110 hurdles – Cole Kvistero – 16.64 – 8th
400 meters – Aboubaker Doumbouya – 51.60 – 8th
5000 meters – Benjamin Barnack – 17:40.18 – 23rd

For the women, Emily Ciesynski and Sierra Paske had the highest Cougar places. Ciesynski finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.66 and Paske had a fifth place showing in the hammer throw with a heave of 41.02m.

Other top Cougar event finishers include:
High jump – Sierra Walker – 1.32m – 8th place
Long jump – Molly McGrath – 4.66m – 12th
Triple jump – McGrath – 9.85m – 8th
Discus – Paske – 29.23m – 17th
Javelin – Jessica Bliese – 28.15m – 11th
Shot put – Bliese – 11.57m – 8th
1500 meters – Paige Stearns – 5:27.75 – 16th
100 hurdles – Ciesynski – 16.31 – 8th
100 meters – Jasmine Pryor – 13.04 – 10th
200 meters – Pryor – 27.03 – 9th
5000 meters – Montana Lawrence – 21:16.22 – 11th

Minnesota Morris is next scheduled to compete Saturday at the Gustavus Invite in St. Peter.