The team from Shorter placed first in this afternoon’s men’s 4×100-meter Relay with a time of 39.80. The Shorter team was made up of Allen Huntley, Bradley Moon, Nigel Talton, Kirk Wilson, Myguel Roberson, Randall Dameron and Malik Fair.
The women of Oklahoma Baptist beat the 90 degree heat and all other competitors in the Women’s 4×100 final. The women took first place by clocking in a time of 44.46 seconds.
It was a close race from the beginning, but it was Shorter University junior Daniel Sorenson who took first place in the Men’s 3,000 Steeplechase final. Sorenson ran the steeplechase with an official time of 8:58.44, while Shorter senior Oscar Ogwaro took second place, with a running time of 8:58.53.
Throwing the shot put 18.47 meters, and setting a new personal record, Concordia Oregon’s Eric Whalen won today’s Men’s Shot Put event. Max Perry from Southern Oregon placed second with 17.77 meters.
Kicking off the first track event of Saturday’s competition, Lauren Moran beat all other competitors in the women’s steeplechase final with a running time of 11:11.63 minutes. The senior from Concordia Oregon started strong and maintained the lead for most of the race.
Kayla Xavier of Concordia Oregon finished first in the Women’s Shot Put Friday, after a delayed start. NAIA officials were brought in when the laser did not seem to be measuring the women’s distances correctly.