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.
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.