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TAMPA, Fla.—The Southeastern University track and field teams battled a lightning delay on Friday and windy conditions on Saturday in their final meet before The Sun Conference Championships.
At the South Florida Collegiate, three more athletes hit NAIA qualifying standards.
Kyle Manuel hit the “B” Standard in the Men’s Shot Put with a best mark of 15.44 meters to finish second by .02 meters to Marquette senior Terrance Howard. Already a “B” Standard qualifier in the Discus, Manuel hit the “A” Standard in the event with a mark of 49.43 meters to finish fourth.
Courtney Gales hit the “A” Standard in the Women’s 400 Meters with a time of 56.84, finishing second to USF senior Chelsea Francis.
Miyah Ford finished second in Women’s Triple Jump at 11.4 meters, hitting the NAIA “B” Standard.
Other highlights included Davonte Vanterpool’s win in the Men’s 110 Hurdles by nearly eight tenths over Warner’s William Slade. Namiah Simpson was the top finisher in the Women’s 400 Hurdles in a time of 1:02.88.
Isaiah Moody was second in the high jump at 1.85 meters.
Simpson, Ford, Gales, and Ashley Higgs posted the best time in the Women’s 4×400 Meter Relay with a 4:01.82.
The Sun Conference Championships will take place in Savannah, Ga. next weekend.