Max Alonso and Cory Keehn of the Fort Hays State men’s track and field team were victorious in their respective events on Saturday at the MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Hays, Kan. Alonso won the discus setting a new MIAA Championships and school record, while Keehn won the 10,000 meters.
Alonso had a huge throw of 190-feet, 10-inches, setting a new MIAA Championships record and FHSU record. The throw also moved him to No. 1 on the national performance list. The distance broke his old school record he set in 2011 by seven inches.
Keehn won the 10,000 meters in a time of 31.35.70. He was nearly five seconds better than Bryan Hill of Nebraska-Kearney. Keehn adds another MIAA championship to his collection this academic year as he was the individual champion at the MIAA Men’s Cross Country Championships in the fall.
The pair helped generate 20 of Fort Hays State’s 26 points scored on Saturday. The Tigers are in fifth out of eight teams to generate points on Saturday. Pittsburg State leads the way with 50 points, followed by Missouri Southern with 47.5 and Central Missouri and Nebraska-Kearney each had 32 in third.
– FHSU Sports Information –