Tigers Hit 17 Marks at NWU Invite
The Tiger track & field teams participated in the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite this past weekend with nine automatic and eight provisional NAIA marks attained.
On the women's side, Allison Hartnett claimed the 600m dash with an automatic time of 1:37.43. Jillian Ourada hit an automatic mark in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.19 as she placed fifth. Both ladies ran a leg of the 4x400m relay team that placed second with an automatic qualifying mark of 3:59.76.
In field events, Rae Gordon posted a provisional mark in the triple jump with a leap of 11.04m (36-02.75). Kelsee Meissner posted a provisional mark in the shot put with a throw of 12.71m (41-08.50). In the weight throw, Whitney Collins posted a mark of 15.44m (50-08.00) which is an automatic qualifying mark.
In men's action, BJ Lawrence made his debut with the Tigers and posted two automatic qualifying marks. In the 60m dash, Lawrence posted a mark of 6.76 in the prelims and won the event with a 6.81 in the finals. His prelims mark is second best in the NAIA so far this season. Ben McCaleb posted a provisional mark in the finals with a time of 6.95 as he placed third.
In the 200m dash, Lawrence edged out teammate Virgil Mitchell as both posted automatic marks of 21.78 and 21.82, respectively. Lawrence has the top mark in the NAIA 200m dash. Edwin Ronoh posted an automatic mark in the 800m run with a time of 1:55.13 as he won the event. In the 60m hurdles, Mitchell posted an automatic mark as he won with a time of 8.00.
The Tiger 4x400m relay team posted a provisional mark of 3:20.76.
In the pole vault, Nate Teten placed second as he hit a provisional mark of 4.70m (15-05.00). Brian Hubbert picked up a provisional mark in the triple jump with a leap of 14.14m (46-04.75). Jacob Clouse and Zack Lindsley posted provisional marks in the weight throw. Clouse won the event with a toss of 16.98m (55-08.50) and Lindsley was fourth with a mark of 16.58m (54-04.75).