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Karys Leads Men’s Track At Iowa Invite

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Release: February 17, 2012
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Junior Dan Karys
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Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Junior Dan Karys (Bartlett, Ill.) won the long jump to highlight action for the Drake men’s track and field squad at the Iowa Invitational on Friday, Feb. 17.

 

Karys soared 22 feet 11 inches in the long jump, while he leaped 46 feet, 8 inches in the triple jump. Karys finished second in the triple behind teammate Alex Kaster (Omaha, Neb.), who won with a jump of 46 feet 10.75 inches.

 

Senior Matt Jurysta (Oshawa, Ontario) snared fifth-place in the mile in 4:18.04.

 

Sophomore Brett Wright (Longmont, Colo.) claimed sixth in the 200-meter dash in 22.60.

 

Senior Shaun James (Lawrence, Kan.) finished seventh in the finals of the 60-meter dash in 7.09.

 

Freshman Steven Jordan (McFarland, Wis.) was eighth in the 400-meter dash clocking in at 51.44.

 

The sophomore duo of Matt Eckman (Iowa City, Iowa) and Ryan Flynn (Bettendorf, Iowa) were seventh (9:07.16) and ninth (9:16.26), respectively, in the 3,000-meters.

 

This meet marked the final competition for the Bulldogs before the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track And Field Championship on Feb. 25 and 26 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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