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The Journal Gazette

Friday, May 26, 2017 10:50 pm

Tech men, women fare well at NAIA meet


The Indiana Tech women’s and men’s track and field team have performed well heading into today’s finals of the NAIA National Outdoor Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Brianna Woods and Tia Holmes qualified for 100-meter dash finals with times of 11.64 and 11.86 seconds, respectively, to put them in first and fifth place. Ayanna Moody and April Wilson qualified in the 400, finishing in 56.98 and 57.58 seconds, respectively, to put them in seventh and ninth place.

In the 100 hurdles, freshmen Leondra Correia and Sherita Lowman were seventh and eighth, respectively, with times of 14.23 and 14.24 seconds.

The 4-by-400 relay of Wilson, Araya Williams, Moody and Patience Kennedy got the third seed by finishing in 3:46.75.

Jordan Irvin missed All-America honors in the shot put by 5 inches, throwing 13.89 meters.

Among the men, long jumpers Alain Dixon and Jordan Partee finished sixth and eighth, respectively, to get All-America honors with distances of 7.26 and 7.22 meters.

Also All-Americans are Devonta Beckham, Devon Marrow, Matt Adair and Lucas Runyan, who comprised the 4-by-800 relay and finished second in 7:34.08. Adair qualified for the 800 meter finals in 1:52.85.

Trevor Stanley took first in his 110-hurdles heat to qualify with a time of 14.36 seconds. Wayne Sherbahn and Kejavon Moore were third and fifth, respectively, with times of 10.34 and 10.42 in the 100 to qualify for the finals.

Malik Stuart finished 19th in the discus with a throw of 46.41meters.

The event concludes today.

At the NCAA Division III Championships in Geneva, Ohio, Trine’s Kara Eck placed 11th in the shot put with a throw of 13.59 meters. A DeKalb graduate, Eck came into the meet seeded 20th and narrowly missed All-America honors.

She will compete today in the hammer throw. She is seeking the fifth All-America honor of her career, which would make her the most decorated athlete in the 133-year history of the school.