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Chance Hyatt advances to finals at NAIA Indoor Championships

Posted at 3:32 PM, Mar 03, 2018

(Editor’s note: Carroll College media release)

PITTSBURG, KANSAS – Chance Hyatt and Samantha Mundel both advanced to the final in the mile to highlight the second day at the NAIA Indoor Championship in Pittsburg, Kansas.

“I am impressed with our kids, they competed hard,” head coach Harry Clark said. “It is a fast facility and the times show it off. Nearly everyone put up their best times of the year, and that is about the best you can ask for.”

The Saints started the day with Hannah Porch in the long jump. She missed her personal best by a quarter of an inch, but just missed out on the final with a jump of 18-feet-7.25. She finished 12th overall and missed the final by a centimeter.

In the track events, Hyatt took third in his heat, finishing just two-tenths of a second behind the leader, but picked up a trip to the final in sixth place overall. The women moved straight to the final because they had just 11 competitors at race time.

“I am excited to see what our milers can do in their finals (Saturday),” Clark said. “They both have an opportunity to score a lot of points for us, and it will be a lot of fun to watch.”

Jack Dunley hit a PR with a time of 1:54.96 but missed qualifying for the final by just over a second.

Porch finished 20th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.80.

Josh Malone hit 6-foot-4 in the high jump to finish tied for 22nd.

Saturday will see finals in the women’s distance medley relay, the mile for both Hyatt and Mundel, and Keaton Brady will compete in the pole vault, and Chris Emter in the shot put.

“We have had a ton of support so far,” Clark said. “There are a lot of parents that made the trip, so we have a great Carroll contingent in the crowd cheering for us. We look forward to tomorrow. It is one more day to let it rip.”