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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:00 pm

Indiana Tech freshman 2nd in long jump at NAIAs


Indiana Tech freshman Cheyenne White finished second in the long jump at the NAIA Outdoor National Championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Thursday, jumping a career-best 6.02 meters on her third attempt

Tech's Leondra Correia finished ninth in the same event with a 5.68-meter jump, while Warriors senior Tia Holmes was 10th at 5.67 meters.

The Warriors' women's 1,600 relay team qualified for the finals in their event with a season-best time of 46.06 seconds, the third-best time of all qualifiers and just .06 seconds behind top-qualifying Wiley College.

Tech freshman Brandon Smiley ran the 200 in 20.82 seconds, a freshman record for the Warriors, and qualified for the finals. He won his heat and his time was tied for third-fastest.

Senior Lucas Runyan also qualified for the finals after running the 1,500 in 3:55.55, the seventh-fastest time among all runners and the best in his heat.

Freshman Zoey McGowan ran the 400 hurdles in 1:04.61, a season-best and another Tech freshman record. She didn't advance to the finals, but finished 20th overall.

It was the first day of the three-day event and there were multiple delays for rain and lightning. At press time, all the scheduled events had not yet been completed.