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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:50 pm

Tech men, women place 2nd


Both the Indiana Tech women’s and men’s women’s track and field teams finished second at the NAIA Championships on Saturday in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It’s the second straight runner-up finish for the women, who totaled 56 points at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium. For the men, who had 64 points, it’s five consecutive years of first- or second-place finishes.

Senior Brianna Woods had a career-best performance in the 100 meters, winning in 11.45 seconds, and she anchored the winning 4-by-100 relay team that won in 45.21. Also on that team were Tia Holmes, Patricia Thompson and Brittnee Perry. Woods also finished third in the 200 with a personal-best time of 23.82.

Freshmen Leondra Correia and Sherita Lowman earned All-American honors by finishing fourth and seven, respectively, in the 100 hurdles with times of 14.16 and 14.37.

April Wilson and Ayanna Moody were fifth and sixth in the 400, respectively, with times of 56.25 and 56.30.

The 4-by-400 relay team of Patience Kennedy, Moody, Sha'londa Terry and Wilson finished second with a time of 3:43.98. Candella Guijarro placed fourth in the high jump with a distance of 1.71 meters.

For the men, Tanner Wall placed seventh in the marathon with a time of 2:44:30, while teammate Nate Kimble was 16th in 2:54:04.70.

The 4-by-100 relay team of Matt Lockridge, Trevor Stanley, Deshon Coller and Wayne Sherbahn finished first with a program-record time of 39.83. Stanley added a third-place time of 14.28 in the 110 hurdles and a fifth-place 20.93 in the 200. Sherbahn ran a school-record 10.21 in the 100 to finish second, despite pulling a hamstring and breaking an arm in a fall.

In the pole vault, Justin McKenzie finished third and set a school record by clearing 5.1 meters. Matt Adair capped his college career with a sixth-place finish in the 800 in 1:53.25.

Three Warrior triple jumpers reached the podium, as Isaiah Lintz, Alain Dixon and Jordan Partee placed fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively, with distances of 14.9, 14.73 and 14.63 meters. Malik Stuart was eighth in the shot put with a throw of 16.27 meters.

At the NCAA Division III championships in Geneva, Ohio, Trine’s Kara Eck finished 18th in the hammer throw with a distance of 49.71 meters. The DeKalb graduate has one more year of eligibility remaining to achieve a school-record fifth All-America honor, something she didn’t get in the hammer throw or with her 14th-place finish in the shot put in Geneva.