By: Matthew Melchor
Coming fresh off nationals, the Bulldog men and women track and field team did not disappoint. The team finished the day with 19 new personal bests and 11 first place finishers. Most impressive on the men’s side was sophomore Hector Bosquez opening his long jump year with a 6.70 meter long jump. Also for the men, sophomore Dylan Templeman broke the school record in the hammer throw at 48.66 meters only to be beaten by teammate, junior Tanner Trigg at 49.10 meters on his final throw. On the female side, junior Amy Braimbridge ran a 56.12 seconds in the 400 meters to qualify A standard for the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The ladies 4×100 relay of freshman Jaivion Lattimore, junior Amy Braimbridge, junior Diamond Blaylock-Norris, and sophomore Destiny Johnson also qualified B standard for the national track meet with a time of 48.24 seconds. Freshman Logan Brown stated, “Getting a meet in finally was awesome. I’ve been excited for the outdoor season and the new throwing events that come with it. I’ve only had a few practices with a couple of the new events, but was able to get a strong performance out of this meet. Rescheduling the meet to a Sunday threw our schedules off a bit, but as a team we performed really well.” The Bulldog track team will compete at the Bethel Invitational on April 13 in North Newton, Kansas.