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Lawrence Claims NAIA National Title

Lawrence Claims NAIA National Title

The Doane College Track & Field teams took part in the NAIA National Championships this week held in Geneva, Ohio. The Tiger men finished 10th with 23 points while the women placed 25th after scoring 7.40 points. The top six finishers in an event scored points for their team and earn NAIA All-American honors.

On the men's side, BJ Lawrence (Omaha, Neb.) claimed the 200m dash national title. He won the event with a time of 21.20. Lawrence took second in the 60m dash after he ran a time of 6.79 seconds. He was an All-American in both events last year and was the NAIA National Champion in the Outdoor 100m dash. Rob Keeney (Callaway, Neb.) placed fourth in the heptathlon, scoring 5,111 points.  Chase Trecek placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 51-09.75.

In women's action, Jillian Ourada (Omaha, Neb.) placed fourth in the pentathlon with 3,541 points. Jessica Steinkamp (Logan, Iowa) tied for fourth in the high jump with a mark of 5-03.75. Steinkamp also ran a leg of the 4x400m relay team that placed sixth. Joining her on the 4x400m relay team were Allison Hartnett (Omaha, Neb.), Amanda Woodward (Kearney, Neb.) and Blair Dixon (Wauneta, Neb.). Shelby Meier (Elm Creek, Neb.) took sixth place in the triple jump with a mark of 37-10.75.

Shorter College was the men's champion with 44 points and Oklahoma Baptist won the women's crown with 75 points.

For a complete list of all participants from Doane, CLICK HERE.