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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Buller claims javelin title

  • Bethel College senior Jeff Buller repeated as national champion in the javelin at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship Thursday at Ralph Corte Stadium in Edwardsville.

    Buller won the event with a throw of 214-8, one-foot, nine inches better than Paul Roshau of Concordia, Ore.


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  • Bethel College senior Jeff Buller repeated as national champion in the javelin at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship Thursday at Ralph Corte Stadium in Edwardsville.

    Buller won the event with a throw of 214-8, one-foot, nine inches better than Paul Roshau of Concordia, Ore.

    Adam Burwood of Doane was third at 204-5.

    Buller’s winning throw came on his second attempt of the competition.

    Bethel freshman Garrett Hiebert also stepped on the medal stand, placing sixth with a throw of 194-7.

    Hiebert’s best came on his second attempt.

    Buller and Hiebert earn All-America honors for top-six finishes.

    Sophomore David Daughery was the ninth and final finalist of the 20 competitors. Daugherty failed to move up in the finals, finishing ninth in 190-5, missing a chance to score by 23 inches.

    Daugherty’s best throw came on his sixth and final attempt.

    Tabor freshman Adam Dirks finished 19th in 162-1.

    Tabor junior Brianna Wray finished 13th in the women’s hammer throw at 146-10. Senior Dana Champlin finished 16th in the women’s javelin in 117-5.

    The Tabor women were 18th in the 4x800-meter relay prelims in 9:31.33, missing the finals by 16.42 seconds.

    Hesston High School and Hesston College grad Katie Sowers, a senior at Goshen College, finished 15th in the women’s javelin at 117-11.

    Newton grad Abri Houser, a junior at Goshen, placed 16th in the 100-meter high hurdle prelims in 15.08 to claim the last spot in today’s semifinals. Hauser was 15th in the 400-meter low hurdle prelims in 1:04.89 and will advance to the semifinals.

    Peabody-Burns graduate Andrew Topham, a freshman at Southwestern College, placed 10th in the 10,000-meter run in 31:40.70.

    After three events scored, the Bethel men were in second place with 13 points. Concordia leads with 25 points.

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