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Lincoln men, women finish third at MIAA track championships

by News Tribune | May 9, 2022 at 12:12 a.m.

EMPORIA, Kan. -- The Lincoln Blue Tigers won a total of nine events at the MIAA outdoor track and field championships, a three-day event that concluded Sunday at Emporia State.

The men finished third out of 10 teams with 96 points, while the women also placed third out of 12 teams with 93 points in the final standings. The Lincoln women won five conference titles and the men won four.

Lincoln swept titles in the 400-meter hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay.

The Lincoln men tallied 25 points in the 400 hurdles, posting four of the top-eight finishers. Troy Whyte won the event with a time of 50.79 seconds, while Kewani Campbell was second in 51.08 seconds and Shanthamoi Brown was third in 51.73 seconds. Rashane Bartlett also placed eighth in the 400 hurdles in 55.22 seconds.

Maria Diamond won the 400 hurdles for the Lincoln women with a time of 58.00 seconds.

Both Lincoln squads finished the meet with wins in the 4x400 relay.

Kelly-Ann Beckford, Chrissani May, Diamond and Shantae George won the women’s relay with a facility-record time of 3:38.77. Whyte, Reuben Nichols, Campbell and Stavin Brown took first in the men’s relay with a time of 3:10.65.

Nichols was a double-winner in individual events for the Lincoln men. He placed first in the 200-meter dash by two-thousandths of a second in 20.94 seconds and he also won the 400-meter dash in a meet-record time of 46.15 seconds.

Beckford was also a double-winner in individual events for the Lincoln women, claiming first place in the 800-meter run with a meet-record time of 2:06.41 and winning the 1,500-meter run in 4:33.44.

Shanette Allison added a win for the Lincoln women in the 100-meter hurdles, clocking a time of 13.58 seconds in the finals.

In addition to Campbell in the men’s 400 hurdles, Lincoln had four other runner-up finishes at the conference meet.

May took second behind Beckford in the women’s 800 with a time of 2:07.52, which bested the previous facility record of 2:08.15.

For the Lincoln men, Jamar Treasure was second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.25 seconds in the finals and Kizan David placed second in the long jump with a leap of 24 feet, 11.25 inches.

The Blue Tigers also finished second in the men’s 4x100-meter relay, as David, Treasure, Shemar Fletcher and Nichols clocked a time of 40.30 seconds.

In addition to Brown in the men’s 400 hurdles, Lincoln had four other third-place finishers to round out its all-conference honors from the meet.

The women’s 4x100 relay of George, Shevanae Thomas, Monea Carey and Hughasia Fyffe placed third with a time of 46.45 seconds.

Also on the women’s side, George was third in the 200 with a time of 24.01 seconds and Myers finished third in the 100 hurdles in 13.71 seconds. For the men, Treasure took third in the 200 in a time of 21.05 seconds.

Rounding out the points for the Lincoln men were Whyte, who was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.02 seconds; Bartlett, who was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 14.07 seconds; and Fletcher, who placed seventh in the 100 with a time of 10.79 seconds.

Fourth-place finishers for the Lincoln women include George, who had a time of 11.81 seconds in the 100; Diamond, who posted a time of 55.13 seconds in the 400; and Annalisa Barclay, who posted a distance of 39-3 in the triple jump.

Thomas took eighth in the 200 (36.94 seconds) and the 400 (1:13.29) to round out the scoring for the Lincoln women.

Pittsburg State swept the MIAA team titles, as the men tallied 169 points and the women scored 145 points. The Missouri Southern men were runner-up with 135 points and the Central Missouri women placed second with 117.5 points.

Lincoln will wrap up its 2022 season in the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field national championships, which are May 26-28 in Allendale, Mich.


Missouri Southern sophomore Brendan Rozier (Jefferson City High School) placed fifth in the men’s javelin with a throw of 211 feet, 0 inches, which is a provisional mark for the Division II national championships.

Central Missouri freshman Caleb Distler (New Bloomfield High School) finished sixth in the men’s decathlon, scoring 6167 points. His best finish in the decathlon came in the 1,500-meter run, which he won with a time of 4:24.92. Distler also finished third in the discus (126-4).

Central Missouri freshman Emily Sporleder (Blair Oaks High School) took 15th place in the women’s 800 with a time of 2:17.01.


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