HILLSBORO — The records keep falling for the Bethel College track team this season, setting a new one Saturday at the Tabor Invitational in Hillsboro.
Rashé Boynton broke a 33-year old record, finishing fourth in the 200-meter dash in 28.25. Boynton broke the record set in 1984 by Debbie Regier. She also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash in 12.21. She is ranked 35th in the NAIA in the 100-meter dash this season with a best of 12.17.
The meet featured competitors from NAIA, junior college and NCAA Division II schools.
"She ran a great race," Bethel coach Jeff Hoskisson said. "She has been trying to get the mark all season and she put together a race that allowed that to happen."
Julio Martinez won the men’s 800-meter run in 1:55.92. He missed the NAIA B (provisional) qualifying standard by 2.42 seconds and the automatic qualifying time by 3.42 seconds.
Kyle Wilson took second in the shot put at 49-3 3/4 and fourth in the discus at 142-11. While off his best marks of the season, Wilson broke the school shot put record twice this season and is ranked in the NAIA in both events.
Bryna Rietcheck took fourth in the women’s javelin at 117-1, followed by Samantha Strauss in fifth in 116-5.
Kendra Samuelson took seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 14:38.77, her first time competing in the event this season.
MaKenna Price finished eighth in the 400-meter low hurdles in 1:17.54, just off her season’s best time.
The team of Calil Burnett, Bruce Rosario, Gary Jolivet and Heath Goertzen finished eighth in the 4x100-meter relay in 44.12. Burnett finished seventh in the men’s 100-meter dash in 10.94.
Bethel competes Saturday at the Southwestern Relays in Winfield. Field events start at 11:30 a.m., followed by running events at 2 p.m.