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Torres, VanKirk off to big starts in college track

Posted: Friday, Feb 22nd, 2013

STERLING ó On Saturday, Feb. 9, the St. Ambrose Fighting Bees earned their first Midwest Collegiate Menís Track and Field Indoor Conference Title since 2010 and their third all-time by holding off two-time defending champion Grand View University.

St. Ambrose earned victories in nine of the 18 contests events for a total of 226.5 points, defeating Grand View by nearly 20 points.

Among the event winners were former Hub track star, sophomore Joseph Torres, who won the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.62 seconds.

Torres was also a member of the Fighting Bee 400-meter relay team that finished second to Grand View with a time of 3:29.18.

Torres was also very close to winning first place in the high jump, finishing the day with a jump of 6í4 3/4.Ē Torres tied senior and fellow Fighting Bee, Kaz Johnson, who only edged Torres on misses.

For the complete article see the 02-21-2013 issue.

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