Lutterloh, Ogletree improve stock for nationals, Diaz shines at Pitt State

OC freshman Ryan Lutterloh finished fifth in the 800 meters at the Gorilla Classic at Pittsburg State.
OC freshman Ryan Lutterloh finished fifth in the 800 meters at the Gorilla Classic at Pittsburg State.

PITTSBURG, Kan. (April 13, 2013) – Ryan Lutterloh and Winston Ogletree improved their stock for nationals in the 800 meters and 400-meter hurdles, respectively, while Roberto Diaz took second in the 1,500 meters Saturday in the David Suenram Gorilla Classic at Pittsburg State’s Prentice Gudgen Track.

Lutterloh, a freshman, took fifth among 44 runners in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.00, easily qualifying him for the National Christian College Athletic Association Outdoor Championships next month. His time currently ranks 10th in the NCCAA in the event. Teammate David Koistinen didn’t qualify for nationals but finished a solid 20th in 2:01.77.

Ogletree, a junior, took eighth out of 14 competitors in the 400 hurdles, finishing in a season-best 57.10 seconds. He’s also qualified for the national meet.

Diaz finished the 1,500 in 4:00.71, trailing only Trenton Morris of Southwest Baptist (Mo.), who won in 3:56.87. Diaz already has qualified for the NCCAA meet in the 1,500, as well as in the 800 and 5,000 meters.

Larry Brown took 10th among 38 throwers in the hammer, posting a mark of 162 feet, 3 inches (49.46 meters). Also in the field events, freshman Myles Mukes qualified for nationals in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 4 inches (6.50 meters). Mukes was 13th among 24 jumpers.

In the 4x400-meter relay, the Eagles finished in a season-best 3:24.84 and took fifth among 19 teams.

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