Maddox resets Tech record in triple jump Saturday

OSHKOSH, Wis. – Despite cold and rainy weather, Jevon Maddox set a Michigan Tech school record in the triple jump to finish second at the UW-Oshkosh Open Saturday. His leap of 47-7 was a personal best by over three feet and was a provisional qualifying mark.

“I am proud of Jevon’s performance today,” said Tech coach Joe Haggenmiller.

“The weather was less than ideal, but his hard work helped him excel today.”

The Huskies won four events on the day. Quinn Parnell took the win in the 100 (11.0 seconds) and 200 (22.25). Nate Saliga won the 400 (50.4) and Ben Kalis won the 110 hurdles (16.19).

Jani Lane employed a blistering final 400 to finish fourth in the 1,500 in 4:06.3, and Nick Wimmer was third in the 800 in 1:59.83.

Tech picked up a pair of runner-up finishes in the relays. The 4×100 team of Jevon Maddox, Nate Hood, Sam McKay and Quinn Parnell finished in a time of 43.92. The 4×400 team of Shawn Shove, Nate Saliga, Jevon Maddox and Allen Harrison finished in 3:33.03.

Jared Berryman threw 147-8 to finish fifth in the discus. His throw was the seventh-best in school history.

Steven Saliga was second in the javelin with a throw of 139-9.

Deedra Irwin finished fourth (5:02.3) and Amanda Halonen was seventh (5:07.51) in the 1,500.

Natalie Berryman finished fifth in both the discus (129-3) and javelin (101-5). Melanie Hoffman was fourth in the javelin (103-10) and Parrisha Louis was ninth in the hammer throw (119-5).

The men’s team finished second of five teams and the women were sixth of seven teams.

The Michigan Tech track and field teams won four events at the Rex Foster Invitational on Friday.

“We were fortunate to find some decent weather in lower Wisconsin which allowed many of our student-athletes to open the season with strong performances,” said Haggenmiller. “This meet will give us something to build on as the season goes on.”

Parnell posted a pair of wins in the 100 (10.85) and the 200 (22.11).

Nathan Saliga took the win in the 400 in a time of 48.98, the fourth-fastest time in school history. Saliga teamed up with Karl Koivisto, Shove and Maddox to win the 4×400 relay in 3:34.51.

The Huskies had four other top-10 marks in the sprints.

The track and field teams will compete at the Hillsdale Invite Saturday.

Tech enjoyed success in the distance events, posting 10 top-10 finishes. Jani Lane and Dylan Anderson finished second (1:58.55) and third (1:58.95) in the 800.

Karl Koivisto was the top finisher in the 1,500, finishing third in 4:05.00.

Bradon Kampstra ran a personal-best time of 9:36.01 to finish second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Jonathan Kilpela was third in the 5,000 (15:32.02).

Jared Berryman finished second in the discus with a personal-best toss of 148-5, the sixth-best throw in school history. The Houghton native also finished third in the shot put in 44-3 1/4.

Natalie Berryman finished second in the javelin (108-11) and third in the discus (129-08). Hoffman finished second in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 16-4.25. She also finished eighth in the 200 (27.8).

The men’s team finished second and the women were seventh out of 10 teams.