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The official student-run newspaper of Sterling College, serving since 1889 • For updates and more info, visit http://stir.sterling.edu Volume 113 Issue 6

ON THE INSIDE Opinion: Page 6 Editorial Weekly Tornado Column “Cup of Joe” Cartoon SGA Column Campus Pulse

Features: Page 7 Spring Shakespeare Debate and Forensics Entertainment Review

Sports: Page 8 Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Tennis Track Baseball Photo illustration by Kelly Johnson

Vice President search promising By TIM LUISI Senior Staffer

The SC Warriors jumpstart their game against McPherson. Photo by Jon VanVeldhuizen

THISWEEK

Today.

Softball vs NW Okla. @ 1 p.m. Men’s BB @ Lindsborg, 7 p.m.

Friday.

Convocation @ 10 a.m.

Saturday.

Baseball @ Sterling, 12 p.m. Softball @ Sterling 1 p.m. Women’s BB @ Sterling, KS

NEWSBITES CAB Cosmic Bowling CAB will be hosting Cosmic Bowling Night tomorrow at the CountryLanes Bowling Alley in Hutchinson. Directions will be put into student’s mailboxes. Bowling is free to all students from 10pm until midnight. Come and enjoy a night full of fun, music and don’t forget your 80’s garb!

Blood Drive Sterling College will host the spring blood drive next Monday from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m in the west cafeteria. If you are interested in giving blood, please sign up for a time outside of the cafeteria or e-mail Missy Larson at mlarson01@ sterling.edu to schedule an appointment.

Following the sudden dismissal of former Vice President of Academic Affairs Troy Peters at the end of the 2009 fall semester, Sterling College now finds itself in the midst of an ongoing search for someone new to fill the position. After weeding through nearly 40 applicants found through job postings in publications such as The Chronicle of Higher Education and websites like higheredjobs. com, the college has come close to narrowing down the candidates to three finalists. “We’re on a pretty aggressive time track,” SC President Dr. Paul Maurer said, “My hope is that we will be finished by the middle of March.”

According to Maurer, the candidates that have made it this far have been selected based on three different criteria. The first of these was solid academic credentials in terms of an earned terminal degree, preferably a Ph D., as well as the reputation of the program from which the degree was earned. Following this, the second standard used to evaluate a candidate was if he/she had experience in publishing and the third was if the candidate had prior leadership or administrative experience. In addition to these three criterions, Maurer, as well as a committee designed to evaluate the qualifications of potential academic deans, also looked at how well each candidate would mesh with the college’s identity.

“We’re looking for a Vice President of Academic Affairs who fully ascribes to who we are as a Christian institution: our mission, our vision, our core values, our statement of faith,” Maurer said. “These are things that have to be there in order to provide leadership in a school like ours.” In addition to the actions of the committee, Dr. Kevin Hill and Dr. Felicia Squires have been working together since the dismissal of Peters as co-interim academic deans. Besides teaching their regular classes, they have also been handling the dayto-day responsibilities of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. “For me the biggest sacrifice has been time in my office where I’m available to faculty and students,” Hill

New chef equals new menu for SC cafeteria By RYAN CORWIN Staff Writer After packing up his wife and three children in late November, Quintin Eason settled into his new home in Sterling, KS. When Eason moved to Sterling, becoming the new chef at Sterling College was not something he intended. “When I moved here I didn’t even apply or ask to work here. My wife’s aunt, Mary Ver Steeg, works here,” said Eason. “She talked to Sherry (Gayman) and since I have a chef background she asked if I would come in.” Two weeks later Eason became Sterling College’s head chef and anyone who has eaten in the Sterling College cafeteria has assuredly seen a change in the menu. Eason went to college at Ole Miss University and then went on to study Culinary Arts at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Pheonix, AZ. “I think having a chef who has managed a kitchen staff before and having a manager (Sherry Gayman) to manage the entire cafeteria only makes the cafeteria run more smoothly for everyone who eats

there,” Vice Presdient of Student Life Tina Wohler said. When Eason arrived in Sterling, the first thing that caught his attention was the number of processed foods that were being served in the cafeteria. “Mainly, I scrapped one of the hot entrees and opted for a more healthy approach to let everybody know that there are more things that you can eat other than hamburger and chicken fried steak,” Eason said. Not only has Eason implemented 65 new items, he has also attempted to increase the education of students on the foods that they are consuming. This started by allowing more student workers in the cafeteria—a jump from a handful of students to 13. Eason has many goals for the Sterling College cafeteria, including making the cafeteria more ecofriendly while proposing ways for the college to begin supplying itself with some of its own produce through a joint project with the Biology department. “It’s always tough coming to a new place,” Eason said, “but everyone has been gracious and we’ve gotten a pretty warm welcome.”

said. “Everything fits into my regular week. I just don’t have the time on campus to be available to everybody.” The search for the new vice president has been a long process, but the college has nearly entered what Maurer referred to as ‘the second phase’, meaning that soon three candidates will visit Sterling for an interview, after which the final decision will be made. “I think all of us have been pleasantly surprised at how high of caliber the candidates are,” SGA President, and search committee member, Matt Ehresman said. “It’s been difficult to narrow it down, but at the same time it’s exciting because it shows that people nationwide know about Sterling and know that it’s growing.”

Endowded chair to be named after theatre professors By TAYLOR LIBBY Editor-in-Chief Two weeks ago at a Wednesday chapel service, Dr. Paul Maurer announced the creation of an endowed theatre chair to be named after long-time professors Gordon Kling and Diane DeFranco-Kling. DeFranco-Kling said both she and her husband were very humbled by the legacy gift given by Dr. and Mrs. Collin Bailey to create the endowed chair position. “[We] never had any idea they would think of the theatre and us in that way,” DeFrancoKling said. “It is overwhelming to have someone do that.” Dr. Bailey and his wife transferred a life insurance policy for $1,000,000 to Sterling College and the interest drawn from this money will pay the salary for the professor occupying the endowed chair in the theatre department. DeFranco-Kling said this money guarantees there is always a theatre professor at SC. “It gives us real hope for the department and has the potential for great success,” DeFrancoKling said. “Endowed chairs allow the college to not worry about payroll but focus on the future.” More than anything else, DeFranco-Kling said this gift from the Baileys was important because it encourages others to give to SC in similar ways.


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Hirings and firings Racial realization sheds light on individuality change SC landscape By CHRIS LATINI Photographer

When students arrived back at Sterling, following Christmas break, things looked a little different on campus, particularly inside several buildings. The beginning of 2010 brought the media side of the communications department to Thompson and removed Vice President of Academic Affairs Troy Peters from Kelsey. Both of these events will have significant impacts on Sterling College, and both speak to the changes that are yet to come. First, allowing the art department to completely occupy their own building makes expansion of that department possible. At the same time, many thought that cramming Professor Tash and the many media entities he is in charge of would result in a decrease in space. This, however, has proven not to be true as the space allotted to video labs is larger than what was had in the art building. More than just space issues, however, moving the media entities back to the main campus shows that the administration is paying attention to what has happened with SCOTv, SCOR and the Stir, even if help is coming to these dying organizations slowly. Secondly, though students were slow to find out about the dismissal of Troy Peters, his replacement will no doubt prove to be a positive for SC. In fact, the requirements needed to become a serious candidate for the academic dean reveal a great deal about President Paul Maurer’s plan for the college. Education and experience are key requirements for the man or woman who will occupy the position of academic dean as Maurer has made it clear that a doctorate degree is a requirement and past experience heavily stressed. No longer will mere good intentions allow someone to take a job at Sterling College, higher education is given priority over nice person and this will greatly improve the quality of professors and Vice Presidents, here at SC. Even the opening in the communications department is expected to be filled by someone with Dr. in front of their name. Great things are happening at Sterling College and Maurer is making sure that well-qualified people are being hired to fill vacant spots and is working towards reviving areas of the college that have fallen to the wayside. As students, we may not always agree with the decisions being made by the administration and we might think change and improvement isn’t coming quick enough. But I encourage students to wait and see what happens, because growth doesn’t happen overnight. -- Taylor Libby, Editor-in-Chief

As a relatively small, white, unimpressive female, I have only just recently been confronted with the instability of my place in society. After tense discussions in my Gender Communications class, it has been introduced to me that (little did I know), not all women are into the idea of being a moth-

er, “homemaker,” or allowing the male in a marriage relationship be the breadwinner. This is a new idea to me—beyond equality, which I can agree with. In the assigned text for the class, the author discusses the interesting fact that, while women generally have lower self-esteem, white Caucasian women have a considerably lower self perspective than women with other ethnic backgrounds. Without treading on anyone’s toes, I want to address this imbalance by speaking to all the girls out there just like me: white and holding out for that summer tan.

A Cup of Joe

The author explained that because girls with ethnic heritages were raised to be proud of the physical differences their lineages gave them, they have higher selfesteem than Caucasian women. As white women with possibly muddled heritages, (I’m a little German and mostly Italian, with some Cherokee and probably a bit of French) what were we raised to be proud of? Because of this question, we are more susceptible to eating disorders, more prone to pay for plastic surgeries and more likely to be uncertain about our personal worth and value. And so, fellow Cau-

By JOE DARDZINSKI

Do you think caf food has improved since the hiring of Chef Quintin Eason?

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casian women, I beg of you to hear this encouragement: take pride in the individual qualities that make you, you. Your laugh, your unique style, your individual facial expressions, your exclusive voice. There are many things about you that are matchless and irreplaceable that you can, and should, take pride in. Today, tell a girlfriend something distinctive about her that you appreciate. Take pride in who you are uniquely, and remember—taken, engaged, married or unattached, we’re all single ladies, because there’s no one out there quite like us.

SGA COLUMN

Make the most of your spring semester By MATT EHRESMAN SGA President

Even though it may seem like the school year just started, SGA is already hard at work planning for next fall. One of the best things about the start of a new semester is the chance to get involved with new opportunities. Out of the seven of us on SGA Executive Cabinet, at least four of us will not be returning next year, thus leaving several important po-

sitions vacant for new leadership. Whether you decide to run for one of the SGA positions or not (but seriously, just do it), I really encourage you to begin planning out your year right now. Whether you are a freshman, a senior or anywhere in between, this time of year is when you need to start thinking ahead. My freshmen year, I honestly did not like Sterling. I was cooped up in Campbell basement (no offense, guys) and did not get involved with any clubs. Most days I was lonely and extremely bored in this tiny town. Odds are, some of you are feeling like that right now. And if you’re bored, I guarantee there is a club on campus you will enjoy.

We even have three new clubs this semester. And once you get involved with one, it is hard to stop signing up for stuff. Trust me. So check your e-mail, and don’t automatically delete anything that looks irrelevant. Apply to be an RA, attend the Leadership Success Program, join the Future Science Professionals of America, write for the Stir, run for the Student Senate and represent your dorm. Or be like Thomas Calvert and do all of the above. One of my biggest pet peeves is laziness. Don’t let everyone else do work that you know you would enjoy contributing to. Figure out where you fit in and run with it. You won’t be bored for long.

Corrections and Omissions Although The Stir always strives for journalistic excellence, we recognize that we may occasionally publish false information or leave out important details unintentionally. Corrections and omissions will appear in this space every issue. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing Taylor Libby at tlibby01@ sterling.edu or at stir1@sterling.edu.

“I think it’s definitely improved since last semester. Last semester it started off okay but went downhill. This semester it’s stayed pretty consistently delicious. There’s a lot of variety and that’s nice -Junior Salima Watson

“Chef Quintin is the best thing that has ever happened to the Sterling College Cafeteria.” - junior Scott McCaulley

“Definitely. A lot of people are really happy with it. The cafeteria has been getting compliments. That’s never happened before.” - Junior Joni Williams


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Debate, forensics brings home four championships By ALYSON KUMPULA vancing into semi-finals. Also, of the four teams Staff Writer to advance into semiThe Sterling College finals three were from Debate and Forensics Sterling College. team traveled to Barton “It was surprising and County Community exciting, but it sets the College in Great Bend bar really high for the this past weekend to next couple of years,” compete in the State De- Lawhon-Bush said. bate and Forensics tour- “Ryan and I will have to nament. continue to work harder The weekend started and harder to improve.” with parliamentary deSpeaker awards were bate on Friday where given to the top five Sterling took first place speakers in the varsity in both the varsity and division and SC walked novice divisions. away with four. In the varsity division, In the novice division, the team of sophomore sophomore Melzora Ryan Corwin and fresh- Towne and senior Fay man Alex Lawhon-Bush Carey took first place grabbed the state cham- and also received the top pionship, with two other two speaker awards. teams from Sterling adThe success continued

From left sophomore Melzora Towne, senior Fay Carey, sophomore Ryan Corwin and freshman Alex Lawhon-Bush show off their first place debate trophies. Photo courtesy Ken Troyer on Saturday with two SC state champions in individual events. Junior Jessica Brayton won impromptu speaking and Lawhon-Bush took first place in persuasion. Along with the two

state championships, Sterling placed in the top five in seven different events. So far this year, five students are qualified for AFA Nationals and will be traveling to the

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in April to compete at the national level. “The number of students doing well this year exceeded my expectations,” head coach

Ken Troyer said. “I am pleased with the number of forensics students we are taking to AFA.” The next tournament will be AFA Districts on March 5th and 6th in Norman, OK.

Theatre brings Shakespeare’s The Academy Awards: ‘Merchant of Venice’ to stage Who will win, who shouldn’t By CHRIS LATINI Staff Writer

The Theater Department here at Sterling has begun preparations for the spring play, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. The show features sophomore Houston Smith as Antonio, the merchant of Venice; sophomore Michael Gordon as Shylock, the Jewish lender; junior Marcus Mull as Bassanio, Antonio’s friend and senior Jennie Czuba as Portia, the much-desired and sought-after bachelorette of Belmont. “Portia is my favorite character I’ve ever played,” Czuba said. “She’s very witty and loves to have fun.” Bassanio’s debt to Shylock, which Antonio swears to pay, becomes the central concern of the play, and when Antonio’s fortunes fail, the debt threatens his life. The dramatic interactions are interspersed with humor provided by the crazy antics of the eccentric servant Lancelot (sophomore Nathan West) and the verbose, satirical Gratiano (senior Mike Love). Of course, the seriousness of Antonio’s debt is offset by the extended declarations of love in the show. At the end, happiness is restored and three couples find their way to the alter. “I think the show is going to be really great,”

By TIM LUISI The Oscars. It’s an Senior Staffer annual tradition: the time when the power players of Hollywood all come together to celebrate the achievements in film from the past year will once again take place on Sunday, March 7th at 7p.m. In the past decade, the prize of Best Picture has been handed to films filled with gladiators, hobbits and slumdog millionaires. This year the contest is even more intense because for the first time in 70 years there are 10 best picture nominees instead of the traditional five. This decision has allowed for some surprises in the best picture category including the second animated film

Junior Marcus Mull and senior Jennie Czuba share a passionate kiss as Bassanio and Portia in the upcoming Merchant of Venice. Photo by Chris Latini Czuba said. “It’s really started to come together.” Of course, producing a Shakespearean show is not without its challenges, as the language itself is difficult to learn. But the cast is working hard to get their lines down.

“It has been a difficult process,” Smith said, “but we’re turning a corner now and are excited to present a good show.” Directed by Diane DeFranco-Kling, The Merchant of Venice will hit the stage on March 4th, 5th and 6th at 8 p.m.

ever to be recognized (Up) as well as two sci-fi extravaganzas (Avatar and District 9) that normally would have been ignored. Filling out the field are movies that tell stories as diverse as a Jewish man in 1960’s Minnesota suffering a crisis of faith (A Serious Man) and a group of Jews in World War II seeking out revenge against the Nazi’s Apache style (Inglourious Basterds). As the Oscars themselves are a yearly tradition, so too are the attempts to predict the results, and this is a tradition that I will foolishly partake in throughout the rest of this column, predicting the results of the six major categories as well as stating which artist or film I think deserves to win.

Best Director

Best Supporting Actor

Will Win: Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker Should Win: Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Will Win: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds Should Win: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

History will be made with Bigelow becoming the first woman director to win this award. While I would give it to Tarantino and his greatest effort to date, Bigelow’s direction is certainly worthy of much applause.

That’s a bingo! Christoph Waltz has steamrolled the season and deservedly so. His portrayal of the Jew Hunter Hans Landa is nothing short of iconic.

Best Supporting Actress Will Win: Monique, Precious Should Win: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air Monique has dominated the supporting actress category all awards season, earning constant accolades for her turn as an abusive mother in 1980’s Harlem, and she should have no problem continuing that streak here.

Best Lead Actress Best Lead Actor Will Win: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart Should Win: Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker Jeff Bridges is another frontrunner who should start preparing his acceptance speech although it is Jeremy Renner, who was chillingly haunting as Sgt. James, that really should be up at the podium.

Will Win: Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia Should Win: Carey Mulligan, An Education While Sandra Bullock appears to be the frontrunner in this category, Meryl Streep is more well liked by the Academy and she is overdue for another win. With two more hits under her belt it will be her year, even if she is not the best here.

Best Picture Will Win: Inglourious Basterds Should Win: A Serious Man With 10 nominees the voting system changed to a preferential ballot which means that wellliked films will be more likely to win in this category. This benefits both Inglourious and The Hurt Locker. My guess is that ultimately The Hurt Locker did not make enough money, leaving Inglourious to steal the prize, even though it should be going to A Serious Man, far and away the best film of 2009.


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SPORTS Lady Warriors land four championships in a row stir.sterling.edu

By AMY WOODS Senior Staffer No, it’s not a three-peat, not back to back conference wins. The Lady Warriors are officially four time conference champions with a win over McPherson, 58-51. Now the Lady Warriors are sitting pretty as the top seed heading into the KCAC tournament. “Through the adversity and hardship of injury, disappointment, and fear, SC women’s basketball continues to climb to the top,” sophomore Cathryn Wiebe said. “We jump in pools. We cut down nets. We hang banners. We win four championships in a row. This is SC women’s basketball.” Following the conferenceclinching game Thursday

night, the Lady Warriors traveled to Ottawa University on Saturday, for more of the same, winning 65-60 over the Braves. Wiebe would lead the Lady Warriors in scoring against the Braves with 16 points and 11 rebounds, followed by sophomore Megan Patrick, who had 11 points and seven boards. On Thursday night the Warriors’ met the McPherson Bulldogs for senior night. The Warriors clinched the conference championship with a decisive win, 58-51. The team honored senior Karie Ubelaker, who has been a part of all four consecutive championships since 2006. “The last 4 years were amazing,” Ubelaker said. “The championships were

awesome. Coach Kruse always talks about us being a family, and that’s the biggest thing I’ll take away from being here.” Wiebe would again lead the scoring against the Lady Bulldogs, with 20 points, eight rebounds and five steals, followed by junior Brittany Gaspar with 13 points. Junior Candace Ewert would lead in assists with five. The Lady Warriors are riding a triumphant season into the KCAC tournament this week and a nationals berth later on this month. “Our mentality each game should consist of this: that on any given night, anyone could win; but tonight we make sure we win,” Wiebe said. “Defense and rebounds win the game.”

Sophomore Cathryn Wiebe shuts down a shooter in a home game against McPherson last Thursday. The Warriors won 58-51. Photo by Jon VanVeldhuizen

Tennis begins spring season Warriors on three game win-

streak heading into tournament

By CHRIS HALCROMB Staff Writer

The Sterling College tennis team is gearing up for a productive spring season. “I think it’s going to be off to a good start,” Coach Rishawn Austin said. “It’s going to be a difficult year as far as competition, but you have to start somewhere.” Austin said he had high hopes for his team this year, but that he continuously encourages his players to play well and keep their heads regardless of any other circumstances. Freshman Danni Burk said she is anxious about the upcoming season but admits that being the lone girl on the team has presented some problems. “I’m pretty excited and nervous, just because I haven’t got to play against girls here yet,” Burk said. Like Burk, Sophomore Jordan Stineman said he is excited for the upcoming season and that he has several goals for

The Warrior basketball team will be riding a three game win streak heading into the first round of the KCAC tournament at Bethany College tonight at 7 p.m. Following a win over McPherson Thursday night, 87-72, the Warriors headed out early Saturday to Ottawa University. While things started rough against the Braves, the Warriors would scramble back late in the first half to finish down by only one, 44-43. The team relied heavily on top scorers junior Zach Goodrich with 35, 21 of which were from beyond the arc, and sophomore Adam Brown with 12 points. Goodrich’s performance would land him KCAC Player of the Week. In the second half, the Warriors continued to struggle until late in the second half, but junior Kenny McGrath was able to hit both freethrows off a foul to start a 25-11 streak to put the Warriors on top at the final buzzer, 8781. Goodrich also had eight rebounds. Sophomore Randy July chipped in ten points, and McGrath pulled down ten boards. The Warriors dominated McPherson last Thursday night, which was also the Warriors’ senior night, honoring Chad Friess and Ryan Lawson. “Winning on senior night was real By Amy Woods Senior Staffer

Sophomore Jordan Stineman takes a warmup swing during an afternoon practice. Photo by Kelly Johnson both himself and the team. “Our goal is to compete in the KCAC and set ourselves up for successful seasons in the future,” Stineman said. “Our first victory will be this Friday at Hesston.” The team will travel to Hesston to compete on Friday.

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Baseball launches season with out-of-state games

By GODFREY MIHESO Staff Writer Sterling College baseball is off to a bit of a bumpy start following two long roadtrips to Tennessee and Oklahoma which resulted in a 1-4 record. In a double header against University of the Arts and Sciences of Oklahoma, the Warriors would fall 6-8 by a two run homerun in overtime, and 9-14 in the second game. In Tennessee against RV-FreedHardman University, the Warriors would go one for three, 3-5, 14-11, and 4-5. “Right now we’ve seen some good things from our guys that we are excited about,” head coach Jared Hamilton said. “We have to win the close games down the stretch though, and to do that, you have to make competitive pitches and plays in crucial situations, and there have been a couple times we just haven’t done that. “ Coach Hamilton also said that the team has been working on sharpening minor mistakes that will lead to better performance. “Those small mistakes will cost

games against some of the competition we will be facing,” Hamilton said. “Overall, we have extremely talented players that have shown a lot of fight as we have come back from deficits to take late game leads in three of the five games we have played. Sustaining those leads will be our focus moving forward.” Against UASO, Warriors took a 6-3 lead, then couldn’t stop a 10run third inning to UASO on seven hits and two errors. With a positive offensive game, the Warriors registered 9 runs on 14 hits. Junior second baseman, Joey Gonzalez, went three for four. Junior catcher Tyler Burnett managed an RBI with three hits and two doubles. “We played a good solid team from a good conference,” junior pitcher Tyler Suderman said. “Our hitting stepped up as well as our pitching which was solid throughout the weekend.” The Warriors will be on the road again this Thursday to Laremore, Oklahoma to face off against Rogers State University.

special,” Friess said. “Nobody ever wants to lose their last night on their home floor, and the fact that McPherson was #2 in conference only made it sweeter. This hasn’t been the ideal senior season, but we came together at the end and pushed through.” Friess has played for Sterling for three years, Lawson for one. Last year, Friess was named to All KCAC Defensive Team. “They have worked hard this year,” head coach Dean Jaderston said. “They’ve been through a lot of adversity, and are playing their best basketball at the end of the season. We’re going to miss both of them.” Against the Bulldogs, the Warriors jumped out in front early on, and would continue to hold the lead for the rest of the game, much to McPherson’s frustration. “It seemed every time McPherson tried to make a run, we were able to answer at the offensive end,” Jaderston said. Goodrich was the high scorer for the game with a total of 27, followed by July with 17 and six boards, and Trent Stutzman with 15. McGrath pulled down five rebounds as well. “It was a great night for our seniors and our team as a whole,” said Jaderston. “We executed as well as we had all season, and it was exciting to see the team play that well together.”

Track finishes indoor season, prepares for first outdoor meet By RENARD BELL Staff Writer The Sterling College Track and field Team competed at Lincoln, NE last weekend in the final indoor meet of the season. “Nebraska was a great meet for a majority of those that went, unfortunately we did not pick up any more qualifiers,” head coach Jack Dillard said. According to Dillard, four athletes ran personal bests: freshman Chris Penner in the mile, junior Whitney Dautel in the mile, junior Tim Dinh and junior Cory Dunbar in the 200. “We all encouraged each other to compete at our best abilities without having any regrets,” Dunbar said. Dunbar finished second in the 200 meter dash and just missed the qualifying time for nationals. “I was upset that I didn’t qualify but I’m very satisfied for how well my team competed,” Dunbar said. The meet last weekend was the end of the indoor season and the Warriors will Junior Tim Dinh long jumps at the compete in their first outdoor meet on Sat- indoor track meet last Saturday. urday, March 13th at McPherson College. Photo by Jon VanVeldhuizen


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