TIFFIN, Ohio – The Adrian College track and field team got its season underway on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Tiffin Open, hosted by Tiffin University. The Bulldogs had seven top-three finishes, including sophomores Nicholas Jackson and Daz Lawrence both winning the high jump event.
Jackson and Lawrence were the only two competitors to get to the 2.02-meter mark, good for sixth nationally. Junior John Hamilton came in fourth with a 1.94-meter mark.
Both the men and women excelled in the 60-meter hurdles, with men's senior Jordan Davis and women's sophomore Britney Carnagie both coming in second. Davis's time of 8.15 is tied for fifth nationally and Carnagie's 9.55 puts her first in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Junior Denzel Tinsley finished with a time of 8.52 in the men's 60-meter hurdles, putting him 22nd in the nation.
The Bulldogs also had a second-place finish in the women's 800-meter race, with freshman Corrisa Hamilton running a 2:29.07 for third in the MIAA. Hamilton also finished seventh in the mile run and is fifth in the MIAA with a time of 5:41.
Senior sprinter Randy Fry had a pair of third-place finishes at Tiffin, coming in third in the men's 60-meter and 200-meter. His time of 6.95 in the 60-meter is tied for ninth nationally and his 22.25 in the 200 is 15th in the nation. Sophomore Donovan Ervin also had fast finishes in the 60 and 200-meter races, running a 7.00 in the 60 for 21st in the country and a 22.42 in the 200 for 34th nationally.
Adrian is back in action next weekend at the Defiance College Inviational.