Butler

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Chaz Butler ran a blazing 10.39 100-meter dash to help Adams State put together a solid all-around effort at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational on Saturday.

Butler's time is the fifth-fastest time in Division II this season for the 100 dash and is a provisional qualifying time. Butler clocked a time of 10.36 seconds but 0.03 seconds was added on for altitude and wind.

In the middle distance events, Tabor Stevens ran a tough race in the 1,500 meters, pulling away from the competition on the final lap to win the race easily, finishing more than six seconds in front of the nearest competitor.

Stevens' time of 3:45.90 is a provisional qualifying time and is the third-fastest time in the event for DII on the season, trailing only teammates Kevin Batt and Matt Daniels.

In addition to Stevens, Jacob Rider took fourth place in the 800-meter run in a provisional qualifying time of 1:52.44 to round out a solid day of middle-distance performances.

The 3,000-meter steeplechase saw Kyle Masterson clock a time of 9:20.99, the exact time required to meet the provisional qualifying standard. Masterson finished sixth overall in the event.

The Grizzlies rounded out the list of qualifying times and marks with Alex Estes jumping 7.15 meters in the long jump, just beating the provisional standard.

The Grizzlies also had several individual champions, as Jake Krolick won the 3,000 meters, Justin Bethea won the high jump and Wesley Lavong won both the shot put and discus.

Lavong has already qualified in the shot put and is working on getting a qualifying mark in the discus.