GENEVA, Ohio – The Adrian College track and field team ended its season with All-Americans in six events, the most in a single season in school history. The Bulldogs accomplished that by picking up All-American status in three events on the final day of the NCAA Championships, Saturday, May 25. Senior Randy Fry had the biggest day for AC, going three-for-three with podium finishes in the 4x100 relay, 100-meter and 200-meter.
The day for the Black and Gold started off with the 4x100, with three of the four runners returning from last year's All-American squad. Sophomore Denzel Tinsley was the lone new face this year, taking over for the injured Donovan Ervin, and ran the lead spot on the team, followed by classmate Marcus Higginbottom. They were followed by seniors Jordan Davis and then Fry, finishing with a time of 41.60 to put them in fifth place, the same finish as a year ago.
Davis was back in action shortly after the relay, running in the finals of the 110-meter hurdles. Davis clipped the last hurdle and seemed to aggravate a previous injury, causing him to come up a bit and slow down to finish in ninth place, just outside All-American status.
Fry was the last Adrian runner still to go, with the 100-meter and 200-meter still to be run. The 100 was up first, and Fry finished with a time of 10.55, further shown as 10.544 to break a tie for seventh place. That time was just .01 off his own school record he set a week ago. Fry would not be denied setting a school record however, as he ran a 21.33 in the 200-meter to set a new school record and take sixth place, giving him three podium finishes on the day.
The three All-American performances today match the amount set the last two days for the Black and Gold, marking the first time the Bulldogs have had All-Americans in six events in school history. With the relay team finishing in fifth place, every single Bulldog that competed at the NCAA Championships left with All-American status, as today's four runners joined sophomores Britney Carnagie, Nicholas Jackson, and Daz Lawrence from their podium finishes in field events the previous two days. Overall as a team, Adrian finished with 16 points for a tie for 16th place on the men's side, and Carnagie's performance in the javelin throw on Thursday gave AC three points on the women's side to tie for 60th place.