Several STC Elite athletes were competing Saturday on the campus of Wichita State University in the Herm Wilson Invitational while Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton competed well in Puerto Rico.
Heptathlete Austin Bahner used this meet as preparation for the upcoming USA Indoor Championships and participated in five events running 7.03 in the 60m, 8.63 in the 60m hurdles as well as high jumping 6-2.75, pole vaulting 15-7 and shot putting 41-8.5. Bahner looks poised to have a strong performance in two weeks in Boston.
Tobias Boese completed the entire Heptathlon and put up a season best score of 4847 points to finish 2nd overall.
Sprinters Oliver Bradwell and Josh Manuel both made the 60m finals. Bradwell took 3rd in 6.92 (6.93 prelim) while Manuel was 14th (7.21, 6.98 prelim). STC Open team member Aaron Babbidge placed 9th overall in 7.11.
Distance star Tomas Cotter rabbited two races (800m and 3k) and used this meet as a high quality workout in preparation for the upcoming outdoor season.
Fellow distance star Tuliamuk-Bolton continued her terrific road racing season by placing 2nd in the San Blas Half Marathon with a time of 1:12.51. Her time was only 11 seconds off the previous course record.