Lincoln sophomore Rene Medley was selected as the MIAA women's track athlete of the week, the league announced Tuesday.
Medley was only entered in one event — the women's 200-meter dash — last Friday at the Jayhawk Classic in Lawrence, Kan., but she recorded a winning time of 24.09 seconds.
That time is the fastest recorded time this season among NCAA Division II women and is a provisional time for the indoor national championships. Medley also currently holds the third-fastest time this season in the 60-meter dash at 7.51 seconds.
Medley had one of seven event wins for Lincoln at the Jayhawk Classic.
The Lincoln women's team, which accounted for five of those wins, posted a first-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay. Kissi-Ann Brown, Renea Ambersley, Shanice Clarke and Christine Moss clocked a time of 3:45.38.
Lincoln currently owns the fastest 4x400 time in Division II this season at 3:40.76, an automatic qualifier for the national championships.
Ambersley won the 600-yard dash in 1:23.43, while Brown finished first in the 400-meter dash in 55.18 seconds, a provisional-qualifying time.
Diana Cauldwell added a win in the women's triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 2.5 inches, a provisional-qualifying mark and season-best.
For the Lincoln men, Roberson Smith won the 60 in a time of 6.90 seconds. Kizan David also won the long jump with a leap of 23-11.75, a provisional-qualifying mark.
UMKC senior Louisa Nylander (Jefferson City High School) was fourth in the women's 60 with a time of 7.78 seconds. She also was fourth in the 200 (26.18 seconds) and helped the Kangaroos to a seventh-place finish in the 4x400 in 4:02.96.
Benedictine senior Scott Brannan (School of the Osage High School) took fifth place in the men's shot put with a throw of 49-1.5.
In this week's NCAA Division II Top 25 rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross County Coaches Association, the Lincoln women hold the No. 3 ranking behind top-ranked Grand Valley State and No. 2 Adams State.
Lincoln competes Friday and Saturday in the St. Louis Collegiate Classic, hosted by Principia College in Elsah, Ill.