Updated: Friday, 25 May 2012, 11:45 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 25 May 2012, 11:45 PM EDT
Marion, Ind. – The Indiana Tech track and field teams continued competition at the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships on Friday and crowned their first All-American of the season.
Sophomore Stacia Murry (Ft. Wayne, IN/Elmhurst) earned the honor with a fifth place finish in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 38-1.5.
The men’s team also saw some outstanding performances in the field events. Junior Aaron Baker (Howe, IN/Lakeland) finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 172-6 to score points for the Warriors. Fellow junior David Army (Elkhart, IN/Elkhart Central) and freshman Herb Gary (Indianapolis, IN/Ben Davis) added to it coming up with huge performances in the high jump taking third and fourth respectively with jumps of 6-9.75.
The Tech men are currently in seventh place in the team standings with 16 points, the most ever scored for the men’s team.
On the track, the women’s 4x100 meter relay team, consisting of Emaryne Watt (Indianapolis, IN/Perry Meridian), Adella King (Detroit, MI/Finney), Abigail Torian (Cadiz, KY/Trigg County), and Chloe Brooks (Elkhart, IN/Concord), is determined to defend their 2011 National Title, setting a new school record and finishing with the fastest time in the prelims at 45.03.
The men’s 4x100 relay just missed qualifying for the finals finishing in 10th place today with a time of 41.61.
The Warriors had two athletes advance to the tomorrow’s finals in the 400 meter hurdles. For the women, sophomore Zalika Dixon (Bronx, NY/Fashion Design) moved on with her 1:01.71 and junior Brandon Reynard (Muncie, IN/Jay County) on the men’s side with his 52.66.
The women’s 4x400 meter relay also advanced to the finals after clocking in at 3:46.71. The Lady Warriors got a great effort from Chloe Brooks, Zalika Dixon, Shayne Armbrister (Roseville, MI/Roseville), and Chauntiel Smith () who filled in late.
Saturday will be the final day of the three day national championships. Action begins for the Warriors with the shot put and pole vault at 1 p.m.
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