EMPORIA — The Pittsburg State men not only won the Emporia State/State Farm Relays on Saturday, they ran away from the field.

What other way to describe 157 points scored, while Central Missouri finished second with 85.3. That's only a distance of 71.7 points, for crying out loud.

How does a team achieve such a margin?

Four individual event victories, all double-digit provisional qualifying marks.

Jeff Piepenbrink won the pole vault with a mark of 16 feet, 3/4 inches.

Garrett Appier won the shot put with a mark of 56-3.

Bo Farrow won the discus with a mark of 168-2 1/2.

Marquel Nickens won the 400-meter hurdles in 53.61 seconds.

In other words, Pitt State assistant Brian Mantooth needs a big hug or at least a big handshake for his work with the throwers.

James Carter III finished second in the 800 in 1:55.39 and the 4x400 also finished second with a time of 41.12.

The Gorillas also collected multiple thirds.

Steven Mann took third in the long jump with a PQ mark of 24-1.

Farrow's third in the shot put was a PQ mark of 53-8 1/2.

Cody Holland's third in the discus landed at 163-2 1/2, another PQ for the two-sport star. Holland completed his football eligibility, a key offensive lineman for the Gorillas and a starter on the 2011 National Championship team.

Talon Thompson finished third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:59.16.

Jordan Morton's PQ mark of 210-2 landed him third in the javelin.

On the women's side, Pitt State finished sixth with 33 points, trailing Missouri Southern (60), Northwest Missouri (59), Emporia State (47), Coffeyville CC (38) and Oklahoma City (38).

Emilyn Dearman won the 400 hurdles with a PQ of 1:02.44.

Antqunita Reed, a basketball player known for her outstanding athletic ability, showed more of her athleticism with second places in the long jump and the 200 meters, a PQ of 19-6 in the former and 25.54 in the 200.

Third place finishes: Heather Glenn in the pole vault (11-11 3/4, PQ), D'Andria Blow in the discus (146-7 3/4, PQ) and Casey Epps in the 3,000 (10:28.71).

Pitt State returns home next weekend for its second home meet of the season, the sixth annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic on Saturday. High school athletes participate the night before in the 25th annual Jock's Nitch/Gorilla Relays, both events at Prentice Gudgen Track.