PITTSBURG, Kan. (April 12, 2014) – Winston Ogletree and Larry Brown each posted a second-place finish and four others posted national-qualifying times on what proved to be a successful Saturday for Oklahoma Christian at the David Suneram Gorilla Classic, hosted by Pittsburg State.
Ogletree took second in a 13-man field in the 400-meter hurdles, posting a season-best time of 55.82 seconds to solidify his position in the event for the season-ending National Christian College Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Brown had already qualified the NCCAA meet in the hammer and didn’t record a season-best mark on Saturday, but had an impressive outing nonetheless. His mark of 179 feet, 2 inches was his second-best of 2014 and it came on his final throw, rallying him to the runner-up finish after he entered the event finals in seventh place.
Sprinters Austin Kruzich and Jamal George both posted national-qualifying times in the 100 meters, with Kruzich finishing 14th in the 20-man field in 11.11 seconds and George 15th in 11.15 seconds. George also qualified for nationals in the 200 meters with a season-best time of 22.71 seconds, good to finish 14th among 21 runners.
OC also picked up a pair of national qualifiers in field events. Keegan Palmer’s mark of 41 feet, 8¾ inches (12.72 meters) in the triple jump advanced him to nationals, as did a discus throw of 131 feet, 7 inches (40.11 meters) by Nate Donley.