March 2, 2013
For Immediate Release
Geneva, Ohio – The Warriors capped off one of the most successful seasons in program history at the 2013 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio on Saturday with the Indiana Tech women taking second place and the men third while crowning national champions in two events.
The women’s 4x400-meter relay team, consisting of Zalika Dixon, Chloe Brooks, Shayne Armbrister, and Kirsten Flake, finished the race in a championships record time of 3:39.423 to defeat the defending national champion Oklahoma Baptist by .005 of a second.
Sophomore Shayla France also captured the title in the 60-meter hurdles in a school record time of 8.45, defeating Oklahoma Baptist’s Akela Jones by .07 seconds.
The Oklahoma Baptist men’s and women’s programs won the team national championships, the fifth straight title for their women’s squad. The Oklahoma Baptist men scored 86.5 points followed by Wayland Baptist with 70 and Indiana Tech with 68. The Warrior women finished with 87 points behind Oklahoma Baptist’s 113.
In addition to their two national champions, the Warriors took home 39 All-America honors.
On the track for the men, Dontaey Paige finished the 60-meter dash in fifth place in 6.84. Paige came back to grab All-American status in the 200-meter dash as well with a seventh place finish, joining John Broaden who claimed second place in the event after posting a time of 21.70.
In the 400-meter dash, Robert Rose took third followed by Dareyus Person in seventh. Nick Radionoff earned a sixth place finish in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:19.48. Rose came back and also took home a top-8 finish in the 60-meter hurdles, landing in fourth place after clocking in at 8.00.
The men’s 4x400-meter relay team, made up of Robert Rose, Dareyus Person, Austen Barnes, and Harris Edwards III, grabbed third in 3:13.00 while the 4x800-meter relay team took home fifth place in 7:44.57. The relay team consisted of Matt Adair, Seth Spangler, Brandon Reynard, and Nick Radionoff.
In the field events, Darryl Marlow finished in second place in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Marlow hit a mark of 23-5.5 in the long jump and 48-6.75 in the triple. Herb Gary and David Army took second and third place in the high jump. Gary cleared 7-1.75 and Army 6-9.75.
Shayla France was the top performer for the Lady Warriors grabbing All-America honors in three events. In addition to her first place finish in the 60-meter hurdles, France placed fifth in the 200 and sixth in the 60.
Tech had three other athletes earn a top-8 finish in the 60, headlined by senior standout Adella King. King finished third in the event with a time of 7.29, just .05 seconds behind the winner. Katelyn Lewis took fifth and Jewel Thomas placed eighth.
King also had an outstanding performance in the 200, but Oklahoma Baptist’s Jura Levy held on for the win finishing just .09 seconds ahead of her. Other Warriors placing top-8 in the event were Chloe Brooks in fourth and Zalika Dixon in seventh.
The 400-meter dash was another strong event for Tech with three Warriors taking home All-America honors. Dixon paced the squad with a second place finish in 54.83 while Brooks finished third and Shayne Armbrister in eighth.
The Lady Warriors also crowned four All-Americans in the field events. Freshman Jeslyn Zimmerly earned a third place finish in the pole vault clearing 11-11.75 while Stacia Murray took fourth in the triple jump and Ashley Watley fourth in the long jump. Murray hit a mark of 38-2.25 and Watley posted a 18-8.5. Austina Smith took fifth place in the high jump with a 5-5.0.
Indiana Tech will now transition to the outdoor season beginning with the Coastal Carolina Shamrock Invite on Mar. 16-17 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
60-meter Dash – Dontaey Paige (6.84)
200-meter Dash – John Broaden (21.70), Dontaey Paige (22.26)
400-meter Dash – Robert Rose (48.30), Dareyus Person (1:47.41)
600-meter Run – Nick Radionoff (1:19.48)
60-meter Hurdles – Robert Rose (8.00)
4x400-meter Relay – Robert Rose, Dareyus Person, Austen Barnes, Harris Edwards III (3:13.00)
4x800-meter Relay – Matt Adair, Seth Spangler, Brandon Reynard, Nick Radionoff (7:44.57)
High Jump – Herb Gary (7-1.75), David Army (6-9.75)
Long Jump – Darryl Marlow (23-5.5)
Triple Jump – Darryl Marlow (48-6.75)
60-meter Dash – Adella King (7.29), Katelyn Lewis (7.59), Shayla France (7.63), Jewel Thomas (7.68)
200-meter Dash – Adella King (23.29), Chloe Brooks (24.37), Shayla France (24.38), Zalika Dixon (24.55)
400-meter Dash – Zalika Dixon (54.83), Chloe Brooks (55.85), Shayne Armbrister (57.84)
60-meter Hurdles – Shayla France (8.45)
4x400-meter Relay – Zalika Dixon, Chloe Brooks, Shayne Armbrister, Kirsten Flake (3:39.43)
High Jump – Austina Smith (5-5.0)
Long Jump – Ashley Watley (18-8.5)
Triple Jump – Stacia Murray (38-2.25)
Pole Vault – Jeslyn Zimmerly (11-11.75)
Men – 3rd Place (68 points)
Women – 2nd Place (87 points)
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