Moussa Kuyateh was the lone champion for the Buena Vista men on Saturday, but the Beavers had several top-eight finishes en route to a sixth-place finish at the Darren Young Invite, hosted by Grinnell College.
Kuyateh had the second-fastest qualifying time of 7.12 seconds but improved on that time to 7.03 seconds in the finals to win by nine hundredth of a second. He later took ninth in the 200 meter dash in 23.38.
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Ben Sampson-Cherokee was just off of a personal best time in the 800 meter run where he took third in 1:55.78. Austin Groth-GMG claimed fourth in a tightly-contested 60 meter hurdles where he crossed in 8.57 seconds. The winning time was just 0.2 faster.
The Beaver 4×200 team was runner-up to Simpson College by two seconds after reaching the finish line in 1:35.05. The 4×400 meter relay wrapped up the day with a fourth-place finish in 3:27.42.
BVU also had a great deal of success in the field events. Kyle Westling-Ridge View was eighth in the lon jump at 5.87 meters. Drew Beall-Anamosa was sixth in the shot put and Garrett Rohlk-OA-BCIG fourth in the weight throw.
Overall, the Beavers totaled 37 points and took sixth overall and was just one point behind Wartburg for fifth in the 10-team field. The team will take part in the NJCAA meet held inside of the Lamberti Rec Center next Friday and Saturday before hosting the Iowa Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 26 and 27.