Monday, May 9, 2016

Runners-Up! Lincoln Blue Tigers Takes 2nd at MIAA Championship! Lincoln Men Takes Third

MARYVILLE, Missiouri  --  Diana Cauldwell claimed the High Point Scorer Award after helping the Lincoln women's outdoor track & field team take second at the MIAA Championships. The three-day meet was hosted by Northwest Missouri State University from Friday through Sunday (May 6-8).

Cauldwell won both the triple jump (12.42m) and the long jump (6.19m), and was a member of LU's winning 4x100m relay team. Joining with Chrisdale McCarthyKimberly Bailey and Venicha Baker, Cauldwell helped Lincoln win the relay in 45.39. Cauldwell also took fifth in the 100m (12.12).

Bailey won the 100m (11.81) and McCarthy took sixth (12.40). Tina Coombs took fourth in the long jump (5.88m) and seventh in the triple jump (11.84m). In the latter event, Jonelle Campbell finished second with a distance of 12.39m.

Baker won the 200m in 23.80 while Bailey was the runner-up in 24.25. McCarthy, meanwhile, won the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.38. Nadia Harriott took third in the 100m hurdles (14.22), and Kimona Shaw claimed third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:00.81.

Jhevere Hall was the winner of the 800m (2:11.50) and placed second in the 1500m (4:37.90). Baker had Lincoln's other victory of the day, as she took first in the 400m in 53.60. Kissi-Ann Brown was the runner-up in that event, timing in at 53.98.

Lincoln scored 138 points to finish behind only Pittsburg State (170 points) at the league title meet. Central Missouri (127) rounded out the top-three, and Fort Hays State (83.6) and Missouri Southern (72.5) respectively finished fourth and fifth. Northwest Missouri (53.2) came in sixth, followed by Nebraska-Kearney (41.1), Southwest Baptist (39.5), Emporia State (36), Central Oklahoma (31.6) and Lindenwood (25.5).

The Lincoln men's outdoor track & field team won four events en route to a third place finish at the 2016 MIAA Championships, hosted by Northwest Missouri State University from Friday through Sunday (May 6-8).

The Blue Tigers opened the final day of the meet by winning the 4x100m relay, as the foursome of Jakiel DavidStephen Rose,Roger Blake and Roberto Smith timed in at 40.74. Smith later won the 100m dash, timing in at 10.40.

Darran Hunter was the victor of the 400m hurdles, finishing in 52.67, while Winston Edwards came in second at 53.34. Alva Henry, meanwhile, clocked in at 54.87 to place fifth in that event.

LU's other win came in the long jump, as Sedeekie Edie turned in the event's longest mark of 7.76m. In the triple jump, Orneldo Thomas placed second with a leap of 14.89m. Owen Smith finished sevneth in the latter event with a distance of 14.27m.

Hunter was the runner-up in the 110m hurdles at 14.58, with Stallone Watson taking third with a time of 14.84. Miguel Bartonplaced eighth in the 400m (58.63) and seventh in the 200m (31.24). In the latter event, Blake placed third (21.54) and Rose came in fourth (21.55).

Lincoln also turned in a third-place finish in the 4x400m relay, with the team of Edwards, Jeromia Riley, Kevon Robinson and Blake clocking in at 3:14.45. Riley rounded out LU's notable finishes with a sixth-place result in the 800m (1:56.14).

Missouri Southern scored 145 team points to win the MIAA Championship, with Pittsburg State (134) and Lincoln (104) rounding out the top-three. Central Missouri (94) took fourth and Northwest Missouri (78) placed fifth. Nebraska-Kearney (62.5) came in sixth, followed by Lindenwood (56), Emporia State (54), Southwest Baptist (47) and Fort Hays State (43.5). 

Dan Carr, Assistant AD for Media Relations

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