Saturday, January 30, 2016

LU Turns In 12 Top-10 Finishes at Pitt State Invite

PITTSBURG, Kansas -- The Lincoln men's indoor track & field team turned in 12 top-10 finishes at the Pittsburg State Invitational on Friday (Jan. 29).

LU's best time of the afternoon came in the finals of the 60m dash, where Roberto Smith placed third in 6.74. That time stands as an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division II National Championships, and is also the third-fastest time in the country.

Lincoln's highest finish of the day came in the 4x400m relay, where the team of Roger Blake, Faedeon Royes, Winston Edwards and Miguel Barton placed second with a time of 3:13.18. Royes also took third in the 400m (48.16) while Blake came in eighth in the 200m (21.63).

The Blue Tigers had a pair of other third-place results, including in the 60m hurdles, where Stallon Watson finished third in 7.99. Owen Smith took third in the triple jump, posting a top distance of 14.46m, while Orneldo Thomas finished fifth (14.33m) and Sedeekie Edie came in ninth (13.93m). Thomas also competed in the long jump, finishing 10th at 6.86m.

Jeromia Riley had LU's next-best finish of the day, taking fourth in the 800m at 1:50.91. Kevon Robinson also competed in the 800m, placing 10th with a time of 1:54.47. Lincoln's final notable performance came in the 600-yard run, where Edwards placed eighth with a time of 1:13.27.

The Blue Tigers will return to action next Saturday (Feb. 6), as Lincoln travels to Jacksonville, Ill. for the Jim Green Invitational, hosted by Illinois College.

Complete Results

Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

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