Bulldogs Take Four Events at MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

Seniors Randy Fry (holding plaque) and Jordan Davis (to the left) stand atop the podium after coming in first and second in the 200-meter dash.
Seniors Randy Fry (holding plaque) and Jordan Davis (to the left) stand atop the podium after coming in first and second in the 200-meter dash.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Adrian College track and field teams competed in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Calvin College on the campus of Aquinas College on Saturday, Feb. 23. The men's team came in third place with 105.5 total points and the women came in fifth with 54 team points. The Bulldogs won four events, three on the men's side and one on the women's.

MEN'S TOP PERFORMANCES

Adrian took home first, second, fourth, and fifth in the 60-meter dash, with senior Randy Fry shattering his PR and school record with a 6.85 to win the event. He was followed by freshman teammate Marcus Higginbottom with a PR of 7.02 in second place. Sophomore Donovan Ervin and freshman Derek Plitt finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Fry's time puts him tied for third nationally in the 60-meter.

The Bulldogs also went first, second, fourth, and fifth in the 200-meter dash, with Fry leading the way once again. Fry ran a 22.31 and classmate Jordan Davis was second in this one, setting a new PR of 22.41. Ervin and Plitt finished fourth and fifth in the 200-meter as well.

The third and final even the men won was the 60-meter hurdles, with Davis breaking his own school record with a new PR of 8.03. Sophomore Denzel Tinsley finished second with a time of 8.24. Davis is now third in Division III with his time of 8.03.

The distance medly came in second place with a time of 10:50.32.

Adrian came in second and third in the high jump, with sophomores Nicholas Jackson and Daz Lawrence finishing second and third, respectively. Ervin set a PR in the long jump, with a distance of 21'4".

WOMEN'S TOP PERFORMANCES

Adrian's lone win on the women's side came in the long jump, where senior Rayona Hart-Wilson set a new PR and school record with her jump of 17'6.75".

Sophomore Taylor Sinclair set two new PRs, in the 60-meter and 200-meter, and broke the school's 200-meter indoor record. Sinclair had a time of 8.12 for fourth place in the 60-meter and ran a 26.35 for a new PR, school record, and second-place finish in the 200-meter.

The women's distance medly also performed well, finishing in third place with a time of 13:36.86

Adrian's athletes will have one final chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships with the Pointer Qualifier on March 2. The Qualifier is in Stevens Point, Wis. and hosted by Wisconsin-Stevens Point.