Lincoln men, women set for Indoor Championships
Friday, March 11, 2011
The Lincoln University men’s and women’s teams have qualified in 26 spots for the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships that will be held today and Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Blue Tiger men earned 14 spots, led by an amazing five different qualifiers in the 60-meter dash. Senior Kimour Bruce leads the way, as he’s the top overall qualifier in the nation with a time of 6.65 seconds.
He’s not the only Blue Tiger with a national-best time coming in, as sophomore Sabiel Anderson is the top seed in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking in at 7.85 seconds.
Lincoln has 14 total qualifiers — 13 in the sprints or hurdles and one relay team — the most of any school. St. Augustine’s is next with 11, while defending champion Adams State has 10.
The Blue Tigers are currently ranked as the No. 1 team in the men’s rankings by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association. The Lincoln men have never won an indoor national championship.
On the women’s side, Lincoln has earned 12 qualifying spots as the Blue Tigers go for their third straight indoor title and fifth overall.