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Men's T&F - Wed, May 10, 2017
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JOLIET, Ill. - - - The 2017 CCAC Outdoor Championships were held this weekend at Memorial Stadium in Joliet, Illinois. The Eagles accumulated 49 points, finishing 5th out of 10 teams while logging their first "top half" finish in program history. Judson was again led by national qualifier Dan Becker (SO/Sheboygan, WI) who won his third consecutive CCAC pole vault championship clearing 4.10m.


Other Eagles scoring in the field events included Ben Simpson (FR/Winslow, IL); 5th in the pole vault at 3.20m, Jon Sanders (JR/Carol Stream, IL); 3rd in the javelin with a throw of 44.69m, Jordan Bracero (FR/Mount Carroll, IL); 4th in the javelin throwing 42.08m, and Stephen Galloway (SR/LaPorte, IN) jumping 1.78m to finish 7th in the high jump. Andrew Allen (SO/Milford, IL) set a new JU record in the Hammer throwing 43.50m but finished out of the scoring.


On the track strong performances were turned in by Robert Bruns (JR/St. Joseph, MO) who ran 10:02.53 to finish 3rd in the 3,000m steeplechase to break his own JU record. Jordy Arriaga (SR/Prospect Heights, IL) established two new Judson records on Saturday with a 6th place finish in the 1500m run running 4:01.48, and a 7th place finish in the 800m dash with a time of 1:55:64. Joseph Sipiorski ran a NCCAA qualifying time in the 1500m run with a personal best time of 4:06.15 but finished out of the scoring.


Other key points were added in the relays as the 4 x 800m relay of Caleb Fletcher (JR/Lake Fenton, MI), Jordy Arriaga, Joseph Sipiorski (SO/Algonquin, IL), and Daryle Worley (SR/Warrenville, IL) finished 3rd with a time of 8:02.15. The 4 x 100m relay of Erik Tiscareno (FR/Franklin Park, IL), Grant Bradman (FR/Grand Rapids, MI), Drew Talbot (SR/Johnsburg, IL) and Jeff DeLong placed 6th with a time of 46.54, and the 4 x 400m relay (Jordy Arriaga, Joseph Sipiorski, Ben Simpson, Caleb Fletcher) ran 3:33.09 to place 7th.


"I'm proud of our guys finishing in the top half of one of the toughest NAIA conferences in the country," remarked coach Joel Popenfoose. "Becker and Arriaga were outstanding and we received important contributions from a lot of different athletes. I hope Jordy can lower his 1500m time enough to qualify for NAIA nationals this weekend at NCCAA championships."


Eight Eagles will travel to Shawnee, Oklahoma May 11-13 to compete in the NCCAA Outdoor Championships.