Newell improves provisional mark; Cronin breaks record at Pitt State

Fort Hays State's Kolt Newell. Photo courtesy FHSU Sports Info.

FHSU Sports
Ryan Prickett, Sports Information Director

PITTSBURG – Fort Hays State men’s track and field turned in a solid performance at the Pittsburg State Invitational on Saturday.

Decano Cronin set a new school record in the 600-yard run in a time of 1:11.57. It broke a long-standing mark of 1:13.0 set by both Dennis Kozub (1972) and Mike Hullman (1977).

Kolt Newell upped his provisional mark in the high jump with an effort of 6 feet, 9.5 inches, which places him 13th on the national performance list. He finished fifth in the event.

Brett Meyer took second place for the Tigers in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:53.05. It’s a provisional mark, but did not top his best effort from earlier in the year of 1:52.54. Dillando Allotey ran a provisional time in the 200 meters, but the 21.80 seconds effort was also just shy of his best of the season. Allotey currently has the fifth-best effort nationally in the 200. Sam Dreiling cleared a provisional height in the pole vault at 15 feet, 7.25 inches, but his best effort of the season is four inches higher.

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