TU competes at Hillsdale Border Battle, Mt. Sac Relays

Eric Jackson won the discus and took second in the shot put.
Eric Jackson won the discus and took second in the shot put.

Tiffin University's split track squad competed at the Hillsdale Border Battle and the Mt. Sac Relays, with numerous Dragons standing out in the unscored meet.

James Ngandu hit an automatic NCAA qualifying mark in the 5000 meters, posting a time of 13:46.63 at the Mt. Sac Relays in Torrance, California. It was the second fastest time in NCAA Division II this season, and is the top mark in the GLIAC. It also shattered his own school record by 22 seconds.

 For the men, Coy Blair once again hit an automatic NCAA qualifying mark in the shot put, shattering the school record with a put of 64-3.75. The Dragons continued their dominance in the shot, as they took the top five spots, all hitting provisional marks.

Eric Jackson was 2nd with 55-5.75, Zane Lawrence 3rd with 53-8.5, Ryan Donnahoe 4th with 53-0.25, and Davion Bowers 5th with 52-10.

Eric Jackson was a winner in the discus with 159-8, while Blair took 2nd with 159-7. Antonio Atkins won the 200 meters in 21.62, and Collin Blochlinger cleared the high jump bar with 6-4 to win the event.

Other top finishers included Blair (2nd in hammer throw with provisional toss of 187-9), Atkins (2nd in 100 in 10.78), and Victor Bezak (3rd in hammer with 179-10).

For the women, Mary Boyden won the shot put and hit a provisional mark with 46-4. Carlee Marshall also won in the long jump with 17-3.5, and Anaiya Strickland crossed the line first in the 100 hurdles in 15.42.

Other top finishers included Monica Carson (2nd in javelin with 97-0 and 2nd in shot put), Hana Mehok (2nd in hammer with 138-4), Dalaney Rogala (2nd in pole vault with 7-7), Mariah Mackey (2nd in 100 hurdles), and Alexis Cloud (2nd in heptathlon with 4007).