UPLAND, IN – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men and women's outdoor track and field teams finished up the Crossroads League Conference Championships Saturday afternoon. The men's team finished in sixth place with 57.3 points and the Lady Cougars finished in ninth place with 19 team points.
On the men's side, there were several track performances that earned all-league honors.
Brandon Brown sprinted a 11.01 second 100meter dash, earning 2nd place 100m All-League.
Jake Sherer (SR/Twinsburg, Ohio) earned 3rd place 800m-All-League. The veteran ran a 1:56.10 second trial.
Joey McDonald (SO/Lebanon, Ohio) had another stellar day, earning 2nd place in the Javelin throw and Crossroads All-League honors.
For the Lady Cougars, Katie Driggs finished 5th place in the 3K Steeple with a time of 12:44.40.
Rachel Gerber finished 6th place in the 1500m and 800m runs.
Thoughts from Coach Chip Wilson
Quotes: "It's very rewarding to see how much the team has progressed this season. I attribute much of the growth to our seniors who have led the way. Jake, Simon, Ryan, Nick, Taran, Bethany, and Emily have given us reliable leadership that has been needed in developing this young program. I am thankful for the time they have sacrificed. There are always challenges through this journey, but once again I am incredibly proud of this team. Our season will continue for 8 NAIA National Qualifiers, and I know they will represent God and our university very well."