The 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships are complete, and ten more GSAC athletes earned All-America honors by finishing in the top eight in their respective events.
Day Three Highlights of GSAC athletes:
- A day after finishing fourth in the heptathlon, freshman Becky Collier of Westmont finished second in the high jump to claim the title not only of All-American, but also of national runner-up with a height of 1.71 meters (5-7.25).
- Westmont junior Elysia Hodges placed third in the 400 meter dash with a time of 54.89. She took exactly one second off of her time from the GSAC Championships one month ago.
- Two All-America finishes by junior Alexandra Sciarra of Biola gave her three total for this year's outdoor championships. Sciarra finished fourth with the rest of the 4x800m relay team yesterday and today took fifth in the 400 meter hurdles (1:01.42) and seventh in the 800 meters (2:15.71), running the two finals just 40 minutes apart.
- Freshman Lyndee Dawson of Biola completed the 3000 meter steeplechase in fifth place with a time of 10:55.25, after also earning All-America honors with her teammates in the 4x800 meter relay the day before.
- Josh Espinoza, a junior from Vanguard, with a time of 9:10.72 placed fifth in the men's 3000 meter steeplechase.
- Freshman Joshua Sherfey of The Master's finished the 5000 meter race in 14:57.55 to earn sixth place.
- The Westmont men's 4x400m relay team (right) of Christian Hatchett, Bryan Avendano, John Nealon and Tyler Moore finished sixth in the event with a time of 3:14.45. Moore ran the anchor and moved the Warriors up from seventh to sixth place in the final lap.
The Indiana Tech men's and women's programs won the team titles at the 2014 NAIA Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama, defending their 2013 outdoor national titles. The Westmont women's team, which tied for 14th place with 19 points, was the top GSAC finisher. The Biola women scored 15 points for a 23rd place finish.
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