Case makes big leap for Wildcats

Case makes big leap for Wildcats

CRETE, NE - For the first time in program history, the Johnson & Wales University men's track & field team had a Wildcat compete in the long jump as freshman Gaven Case placed 26th in the event with a mark of 5.31 meters at Saturday's Scott Nisely Memorial hosted by Doane University. 

Case also ran both sprints, finishing 19th in the 200 (24.57) and 32nd in the 60 (7.54). 

Senior John Jacob added two more school records to his credit with his time of 1:30.37 in the 600-meter run and a time of 2:46.83 in the 1K, placing in the top 22 in both events. 

Freshman Oticio Herrera had the highest individual finish by JWU at the meet with his fourth-place run in the 5K in 16:26.72. Junior Emad Bashir-Mohammed wasn't far behind, placing fifth in the 5K with a time of 16:33.18. 

Senior Bryce Moore collected a pair of top 30 finishes, placing 27th in the 600 (1:31.78) and 25th 1000 (3:00.17). 

Freshman Albara Mutleq placed in the top 30 in the 60 (7.49), 200 (24.89) and 400 (58.11) while senior Evan Salazar was 20th in the 800 (2:43.86) and 35th in the mile (5:55.79).

JWU Denver Results

60m Albara Mutleq 7.49 
60m Gaven Case 7.54 
200m Gaven Case 24.57 
200m Albara Mutleq 24.89 
400m Albara Mutleq 58.11 
600m John Jacob 1:30.37 
600m Bryce Moore  1:31.78 
800m Evan Salazar 2:43.86 
1000m John Jacob  2:46.83 
1000m Bryce Moore 3:00.17 
1 mile Evan Salazar 5:59.79 
5K Oticio Herrera 16:26.72 
5K Emad Bashir-Mohammed 16:33.18 
5K  Keenan Rimbert 17:57.53 
Long jump Gaven Case 5.31