MARYVILLE — The Lincoln men's and women's track and field teams combined for six event wins last Friday and Saturday in the Bearcat Open, hosted by Northwest Missouri.
Kissi-Ann Brown was named the MIAA women's track athlete of the week Tuesday for the third straight week.
Brown helped the Lincoln women to a first-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay. Along with Kimone Campbell, Christine Moss and Chrissani May, the Blue Tigers posted a meet-record time of 3:43.62.
Brown also took third place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.04 seconds. Moss was right behind her in fourth place with a time of 55.91 seconds.
The Lincoln women finished 1-2-3 in the 800-meter run. May won with a time of 2:15.24, followed by Kelly-Ann Beckford in second place (2:16.99) and Campbell in third place (2:18.58).
After placing second in the preliminaries, Vivian Akunna won the 60-meter hurdles for the Lincoln women with a time of 8.86 seconds.
Moss placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.00 seconds, while Beckford took second in the mile run with a time of 4:57.41. Melissa Tyme finished fourth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:39.76.
Lincoln's women's distance medley relay of Campbell, Segale Brown, Kamoy Fagan and Jameaka Mannings took second place with a time of 12:50.73.
In the field events, Rusheda Blake won the women's triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 3.75 inches. She also placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 18-2.25.
The Lincoln men won two events at the two-day meet.
Ryan Brown took first in the triple jump with a meet-record distance of 51-2.25. He still leads NCAA Division II with the longest jump of the 2019-20 indoor season at 52-1, set in December at the Hoosier Open.
The Blue Tigers had four of the top seven finishers in the event. Salif Mane finished second at 49-6.25, Kizan David was fourth at 47-1 and Souleyman Seck placed seventh at 46-1.25.
David defended his title in the men's long jump, taking first place with a jump of 24-9.75. Brown finished second with a leap of 24-5.5. Both distances broke the meet record.
On the track, Carlon Heston took third place in the men's 200 with a time of 21.57 seconds, while Seck was third in the 60 hurdle finals with a time of 8.49 seconds. Abubakar Mohammed placed seventh in the 60 hurdle finals (8.75 seconds) and Colby Jennings Jr. took seventh in the men's 400 (49.38 seconds).
The Lincoln men received the No. 1 ranking in Division II for the second straight week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Lincoln women remained at No. 2 behind Grand Valley State.
Southwest Baptist senior Drake Wilkerson (St. Elizabeth High School) helped the Bearcats to a fourth-place finish in the men's 4x400 with a time of 3:20.27. He also took 11th place in the 400 with a time of 49.79 seconds.