1500-meter run (event #5)
Thirty-two men participated in trials for the 1500-meter run Thursday, and 12 athletes from nine schools qualified for the finals, which are scheduled for 3:10 p.m. Saturday.
Adam Godwin, a sophomore from Oklahoma Baptist, tied with Daniel Lyon, a junior from California State University San Marcos. Godwin and Lyon finished the preliminary with the same time, 3:52.27, nine seconds longer than the current NAIA record.
Ten others qualified, including Silas Kisorio and Braden Barrientez from Oklahoma Christian, Kennedy Kithuka and Boen Hildon from Wayland Baptist, Andy Coy from Dakota State, Eric Avila from Southern Oregon, Cesar Mireles from Rocky Mountain, Luc Bruchet and Jordan Smith from British Columbia and Jesiah Rodrigues from Siena Heights.
110-meter hurdles (event #9)
The men’s 110-meter hurdles preliminary round ended with 18 athletes qualifying for Friday’s 1 p.m. semifinals round.
Thirty competitors ran in four different heats. The fastest qualifier overall finished in 14.13 seconds, and the longest qualifying time was 13.82 seconds. Wind conditions for the four heats ranged from 3.2 to 5.7 knots.
4×100 meter relay (event #13)
Competitors in the preliminary men’s 4×100 meter relay failed to break any records Thursday, though athletes from Shorter came in first place at 40.23 seconds, less than one second shy of the NAIA record of 39.40 seconds set in 2005.
Doane came in second with a time of 40.49 seconds, while Azusa Pacific took first in the second heat and was third overall at 40.83 seconds.
The 18 teams that qualified for the semifinals will compete Friday afternoon, and finals are scheduled for Saturday.