CMU Picks Up Three Track & Field HAAC Weekly Honors
KANSAS CITY -- Central Methodist teammates Lucas Manring and Jordan Kukal were named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athletes of the Week on Monday. Sophomore Kelly Klusmeyer also picked up a weekly honor when she was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week.
Manring made sure he would complete the outdoor portion of his collegiate career with a national championship appearance after his performance at the weekend. The senior took first place in the 800 meters, logging a national-qualifying time of 1:50.89 that was good enough to break the meet record at the CMU Invitational.
Kukal will join his teammate at the 61st Annual NAIA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Marion, Indiana after his showing at the CMU Invitational. The freshman recorded a toss of 48.44m in the discus to qualify for the national meet. He also posted a mark of 48.50 in the hammer throw, a throw that gave him his second individual title of the weekend.
Klusmeyer won her second field award of the campaign with a strong showing in her school's event. The sophomore met the national "B" qualifying standard in the discus throw with a toss of 42.62 meters.