The first day of the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships is complete.
Day One Highlights of GSAC athletes:
- Karis Frankian (right) of The Master's College finished in fifth in the 10,000 meter race with a time of 36:38:32. Frankian repeats her NAIA All-America honors in the event where last year she finished fourth overall with a time of 36:26.04. With this accomplishment, Frankian is the first-ever two-time NAIA Track All-American for the Mustangs.
- After four events in the women's heptathlon, Westmont freshman Becky Collier is currently in fourth place with 2,986 points. Collier finished seventh in all four of today's events except for the high jump, which she won. Her mark of 1.77 meters (5-9.75) in the high jump was 0.06 meters and 74 points better than second place finisher Brittany Greene of Cornerstone (Mich.). Greene leads the overall competition after the first day with 3,289 points.
In the team scoring after three events, Concordia (Ore.) currently leads the men's championship with 29 points with Oklahoma City in second with 14 and St. Francis (Ill.) with 11 to round out the top three. On the women's side, British Columbia holds the lead with 23 points over Bethel (Ind.) at 20.5. Concordia (Neb.) is in third with 16.5 points, just ahead of fourth place Hastings (Neb.) with 15.5.
Day two of the 63rd Annual NAIA Men's and 34th Annual NAIA Women's Outdoor Track and Field National Championships begins with the men's decathlon at 9:30 a.m. with the women to follow at 10:30 a.m. The field events kick off with the women's shot put and the men's long jump at 1 p.m. with the track events beginning at 3:30 p.m. with the women's 100m hurdles.