Records Fall in Track and Field's Final "Tune-Up" Before MIAA Championships

Senior Randy Fry tied his school record in the 60-meter and broke his own week-old record in the 200-meter at the Hillsdale Tune-Up.
Senior Randy Fry tied his school record in the 60-meter and broke his own week-old record in the 200-meter at the Hillsdale Tune-Up.

HILLSDALE, Mich. – The Adrian College track and field team competed for the final time before the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Indoor Championships, traveling to nearby Hillsdale College for the Hillsdale Tune-Up. The men's team came in first place while the women finished fourth, beating fellow MIAA schools Olivet and Trine.

MEN'S TOP PERFORMANCES

Adrian took home the top-four spots in the 60-meter dash, with two runners going sub-7.00. Senior Randy Fry tied his own indoor record of 6.94 to win and sophomore Donovan Ervin was right behind him with a PR of 6.97. Fry's time moved him up to 22nd nationally. Freshmen Marcus Higginbottom and Derek Plitt also set new PRs, coming in third and fourth with a 7.03 and 7.05, respectively. Fry also won the 200-meter, finishing with a new PR and school record, 21.99, beating his own record set last week of 22.43 and moving into sixth in the nation. Ervin finished third with a PR of 22.64 and Plitt finished fifth with a PR of 22.84. The Bulldogs also took home first place in the 60-meter hurdles, with senior Jordan Davis leading the way.

The men did well in the jumping events, taking home the top three spots. Sophomore Nicholas Jackson finished first with a height of 6'6.25". Classmate Daz Lawrence had the same height but missed more jumps, and Davis came in third with a height of 6'4.25". Sophomore Idris Daranijoh finished second in the long jump with a distance of 20'8".

WOMEN'S TOP PERFORMANCES

Sophomore Taylor Sinclair finished sixth in the 60-meter and set a new PR in qualifying, at 8.20. She also came in second in the 200-meter with a time of 26.43, setting a new PR and tying the school's indoor record. She's now fourth in the conference in the 60 and second in the MIAA for the 200.

Freshman Torrie Summers set a new PR of 9.64 in the 60-meter hurdles for a fourth-place finish. She now moves into second in the conference behind teammate Britney Carnagie.

Adrian's next competition will be the MIAA Indoor Championships on Saturday, Feb. 16, with a start time scheduled for 9:30 a.m. The event is hosted by Calvin College but will take place on the campus of nearby Aquinas College.