In a year that brought record breaking times, outstanding throws and unbelievable jumps, the men from Shorter University were in front of the pack. At the conclusion of the three-day national event, the men of Shorter have a total of 93 points.
With about 20 points on the second ranking school, Oklahoma Baptist is the Women’s All American college in this year’s NAIA Track & Field Championships. Oklahoma Baptist Women won races such as 4×400 Relay, 400-meter Dash, 400-meter Hurdles and 4×100-meter Relay.
The NAIA Track and Field competition finished its third and final day with the Men’s 4×400 Relay.
Wayland Baptist, with teammates Jerry-Lee Davis, Lorenzo Dolphus, Dewayne Booker and Durawn Howard, won the relay with a time of 3:08.46. Siena Heights took second with a time of 3:10.86. Indiana Tech took third, and Dillard took fourth.
It was shaping up to be a close race between Wayland Baptist junior Kennedy Kithuka and Embry-College senior Evan Kirwa, but in the middle laps of the Men’s 5000 Meter Run, Kirwa walked off the track.
In one of the last events of the championships,
A team from Oklahoma Baptist finished first in the Women’s 4×400 relay finals with a time of 3:35. Runners in the winning team were Stacy Warrior, Nikita Tracey, Jura Levy, Verone Chambers and Taylor Moore, many of whom are this year’s All Americans in other races.
It was a close race all around, but freshman Remontay McClain pulled ahead of the pack, to take the lead in the men’s 200 Meter Dash final. McClain had a running time of 20.77 seconds, just a margin ahead of second place winner Kirk Wilson of Shorter University.