MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Lincoln men's and women's track and field teams combined for seven wins Friday and Saturday at the Northwest Open, hosted by Northwest Missouri.
Rene Medley and Ryan Brown were each double-winners for the Blue Tigers.
Medley won the women's 60-meter dash with a time of 7.44 seconds, an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Division II indoor track and field championships next month. Her time of 24.09 seconds in the 200-meter dash won by more than half a second.
Brown finished first in the men's 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.25 seconds. He also won the triple jump with an automatic-qualifying distance of 50 feet, 11 inches, which ranks second this season in Division II.
Kizan David and Brown finished 1-2 in both the triple jump and long jump. David took second in the triple jump at 50-8.75 and then won the long jump with a leap of 24-2.25. Brown took second in the long jump at 24-0.25.
Renea Ambersley won the women's 400-meter dash with an automatic-qualifying time of 53.75 seconds, just 0.13 seconds off her season-best. Diana Cauldwell picked up a win in the women's triple jump, posting an automatic-qualifying mark of 41-3.75, third-best in Division II.
Rusheda Blake took second in the women's triple jump at 40-0.75 and also finished fifth in the long jump at 18-0.5. Kissa-Ann Brown finished third in the women's 400 in 55.52 seconds, followed by Christine Moss in fifth place in 56.19 seconds. Shanice Clarke added a third-place finish in the women's 600-yard run in 1:26.25.
Danielle James was fourth in the women's 800-meter run (2:16.16), while Shaian Vandenburg (7.82 seconds) and Cauldwell (7.86) were seventh and eighth, respectively, in the women's 60.
Lincoln's women's 4x400-meter relay of Clarke, Dylann Core, James and Malalia Siafa-Bangura placed fourth in a time of 3:55.65.
Raymone Campbell and Javan Gray finished second and third, respectively, in the men's 200. Campbell clocked a time of 21.58 seconds, followed by Gray in 21.69.
The Lincoln men finished fourth through sixth in the 60 finals. Gray crossed the finish line in 6.90 seconds, followed by Roberto Smith (6.91) and Campbell (6.95).
Lincoln took third in the men's 4x400. Tyrese Halls, Ouekie Wright, Campbell and Mohammed Kouyate posted a time of 3:13.51.
Other top-eight finishers for the Lincoln men include Wright placing fourth in the 600 (1:12.71), Souleyman Seck finishing fifth in the triple jump (45-10.75) and Halls taking sixth in the 400 (49.43 seconds).
Among the area athletes at the Bearcat Open, Truman State senior Hannah Oberdiek (South Callaway High School) came in fourth place in the women's long jump, posting a distance of 18-2.25.
William Jewell junior Lexie Stull (Jefferson City High School) competed in three events for the Cardinals. She place 16th in the women's triple jump (34-2.25), 19th in the 4x400 (4:20.18) and 31st in the long jump (14-10).
Central Missouri sophomore Baylie Bellin (Blair Oaks High School) placed 20th in the women's weight throw with a toss of 44-4.25.