Southern (La.) Wins Third Outdoor Track & Field National Championship

Southern (La.) Wins Third Outdoor Track & Field National Championship

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications

GULF SHORES, Ala. – [RESULTS] The final day of the 2018 Men’s and Women’s National Championships wrapped up with 29 more individual champions at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Champions

  • Women’s Marathon – Stephanie Johnston, Concordia (Mich.), 3:00:47.44
  • Men’s Marathon – Tony Weber, St. Mary (Kan.), 2:35:04.47
  • Men’s Shot Put – Alex Wellington, Hastings (Neb.), 19.04m
  • Men’s Pole Vault – Curtis Bell, Aquinas (Mich.), 5.05m
  • Men’s Triple Jump – Goabaone Mosheleketi, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 15.57m
  • Women’s High Jump – Tyanna Petty, Rio Grande (Ohio), 1.77m
  • Women’s Discus Throw – Adrianna Shaw, Concordia (Neb.), 47.04m
  • Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase – Rachel Roelle, Eastern Oregon, 10:19.06
  • Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase – John Gay, British Columbia, 9:04.36
  • Women’s 4x100 – 45.80, Wiley (Texas)
  • Men’s 4x100 – 40.17, Wiley (Texas)
  • Women’s 1,500m – Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.), 4:14.38
  • Men’s 1,500m – Mackenzie Wahpepah-Harris, Oklahoma City, 3:48.40
  • Women’s 100m Hurdles – Renae Dennie, Wiley (Texas), 14.16
  • Men’s 110m Hurdles – Lafranz Campbell, Wiley (Texas), 13.98
  • Women’s 100m Dash – Safia Bright, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 11.68
  • Men’s 100m Dash – Oraine Palmer, Wiley (Texas), 10.35
  • Women’s 400m Hurdles – Kimona Smikle, Southern (La.), 57.63
  • Men’s 400m Hurdles – Caleb Anthony, Taylor (Ind.), 52.31
  • Women’s 400m – Shadae Hylton, Southern (La.), 52.66
  • Men’s 400m – Rajay Hamilton, Wiley (Texas), 46.07
  • Women’s 800m – Anna Shields, Point Park (Pa.), 2:04.75
  • Men’s 800m – Isaac Clark, Friends (Kan.), 1:50.06
  • Women’s 200m Dash – Argyana Bolton, Southern (La.), 23.68
  • Men’s 200m Dash – Oraine Palmer, Wiley (Texas), 20.77
  • Women’s 5,000m – Aminat Olowora, Oklahoma City, 16:54.38
  • Men’s 5,000m – Geoffrey Kipchumba, William Carey (Miss.), 14:39.53
  • Women’s 4x400 – 3:40.15, Southern (La.)
  • Men’s 4x400 – 3:09.11, Wiley (Texas)

Records Broken

  • Anna Shields broke the previous known record in the 1,500m with at time of 4:14.38. The previous known record was set by Sarah Howell of Simon Fraser (B.C.) in 1992, with a time of 4:16.56.

Highlights

  • Tony Weber who was unable to finish the marathon in 2017 came back in 2018 and won the marathon by a margin of nearly three seconds.
  • Anna Shields became a two-year/back-to-back national champion in the 1,500m run with her record-breaking run this year.
  • Aminat Olowora became a champion in the 5,000m today and Wednesday in the 10,000m.
  • Wiley (Texas) had champions in eight different events today alone.
  • Geoffrey Kipchumba of William Carey (Miss.) has won nine individual championships between outdoor track and field and cross country. He has won three straight 10,000m championships.
  • Goabaone Mosheleketi finished as a national champion in both the long jump and the triple jump.
  • The top eight finishers in each event are considered All-Americans.
  • Awards
    • Women’s Most Valuable Performer
      • Aminat Olowora of Oklahoma City
    • Anna Shields of Point Park (Pa.)
    • Men’s Most Valuable Performer
      • Goabaone Mosheleketi of Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
      • Oraine Palmer of Wiley (Texas)
      • Geoffrey Kipchumba of Wiley (Texas)
  • Southern (La.) women’s team won its third title with a total of 64 points. The school’s first two championship titles were in 1995 and 1997.
  • Wiley (Texas) men’s team won its first-ever title in school history with a total of 92 points.

Championship Information

NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championship

40th ANNUAL WOMEN'S
OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 20-22, 2020 
Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium
Gulf Shores, Ala.