DOWNS DEFENDS NATIONAL TITLE; PILOTS NET FOUR ALL-AMERICANS

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Bethel College track & field team finished day two of the NAIA Indoor National Championship with a successful defense of an individual national title, four All-American finishes, and a program record. Jordan Downs earned his second straight NAIA Indoor Long Jump national title with a winning mark of 7.86m while Emma Jankowski earned a trip to the finals in the 800m prelims, breaking her own school record with a time of 2:15.54. Thomas JacksonMatt McCown, and Danielle Wojciechowski also recorded All-American performances.

 

MEET VITALS

  • NAIA Indoor National Championship: Hosted by Dakota State University
  • Location: Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex | Brookings, S.D.
  • NAIA National Track & Field Ratings Index: Men – No. 5 | Women – No. 15

 

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

 

ALL-AMERICANS

 

OTHER COMPETITORS – WOMEN

 

*Program record

 

OTHER COMPETITORS – MEN

 

THOUGHTS FROM COACH NATALI

  • “I’m very proud of the way we competed today. To accomplish what we did today was just awesome. To get back-to-back national championships by Jordan in the long jump is a great feat. Also to have three other All-Americans today was big. Emma ran awesome to get to the finals and break her school record again. All our other kids compete hard as well. Looking forward to our four events tomorrow. As always, God gets the glory for it all.”

 

UP NEXT

  • The Pilots will finish the NAIA Indoor National Championship tomorrow.

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