SHU - Women's Track & Field Garners Eight All-Americans at NAIA Championships
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GULF SHORES, Ala. -- The Siena Heights women's track and field team closed out the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with six All-American honors in the final day of the meet, on Saturday. The Saints ended the meet with eight All-Americans while participating in 11 different events.
In the two previous days of action, SHU had two All-Americans in the pole vault: Sheila McKinley and Tasha McKinley.
Marissa Johnson was runner-up in the high jump via tiebreaker. She cleared the bar at 1.74 meters (5 feet, 8 1/2 inches) to take second while winner Becky Collier (Westmont) cleared 1.74m.
The Saints 4x100m relay team claimed third place, crossing the finish line at 45.24 seconds. WHAC foe Indiana Tech won the event with a time of 45.21 seconds. The team consisted of Mildrenae Young-Brooks, Emily Hill, Alexis Moore and Asia Gardner.
Gardner earned All-American status in three different events during the NAIA Championships: 4x100m relay, 100m dash and the 200m dash. In the 100m dash, Gardner finished eighth with a time of 12.02 seconds. She also took eighth in the 200m dash, coming in at 24.56 seconds.
In the 400 meter dash, Moore took home eighth place with a time of 57.19 seconds to garner her second All-American honor on the day.
Ashley O'Neill earned All-American status in the discus throw with an eighth place throw of 45.24 meters (148-5 1/4).
Siena Heights ends their season with a ninth place finish at the NAIA Championships with 25 points. Winning the meet with 75 points was Wayland Baptist (Texas).