MAY 23 (Sporting Alert) — Concordia (Neb.) lead both the men and women team standings after the second day of competition at the 2015 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field meeting at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, AL.
The Bulldogs head up the women’s points standing with 39pts, with Oklahoma Baptist fellowing in second place with 26. Doane (23), Missouri Baptist (23), Olivet Nazarene (20) and Hastings (20) round out the top five.
Completing the top 10 teams base on the points heading into Saturday’s final day are British Columbia (18), Warner Pacific (16), Cornerstone (16), Indiana Tech and Embry-Riddle (both on 15pts).
Concordia (Neb.) lead the men’s race with 38 points, which is 16pts more that second place Doane (22), with British Columbia sitting third on 20pts. Concordia (Ore.) ended the day in fourth-place with 14pts, while Olivet Nazarene finished on 13pts.
“We had some disappointments but had some things go our way that we didn’t necessarily expect,” head coach Kregg Einspahr said. It turned out well,” Bulldogs head coach Kregg Einspahr said on the school’s official website.
Einspahr isn’t expecting to win the title, but believes there are more successes to come on Saturday.
“Overall we’re having a good meet… We’re about out of bullets, but we do have some big shooters left.”
The trailing pack going into Saturday’s final day sees Indiana Wesleyan (11), Eastern Oregon (11), Embry-Riddle (11) Central Methodist (10), Oklahoma Baptist (10) William Carey (10), Southern Oregon (10) and Friends (10) all high on the list.
Among those on the watch schedule on Saturday is Oklahoma Baptist’s Hannah Fields, who will look to end her collegiate career on a high.
Fields heads into the final trying to grab the women’s 1500m qualifying time for the USA Championships, which is 4:09.50.
She comes in the these championships with a lifetime best of 4:13.26 and qualified for Saturday’s final with a comfortable 4:30.26.
Fields is also targeting the NAIA Championship record of 4:16.56, set 23-years-ago by Sarah Howell of Simon Fraser.
She has already helped Oklahoma Baptist to the women’s 4x800m relay title, while qualifying for the final of open 800m with a heat winning time of 2:08.44.
Saturday, May 23 Full Schedule
May 23 | Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium | Gulf Shores, Ala. | Recap
|Men’s Field Events|
|1 p.m.||Shot Put||Final|
|1 p.m.||Pole Vault||Final|
|1:30 p.m.||Triple Jump||Final|
|Men’s Track Events|
|2:50 p.m.||4×100-Meter Relay||Final|
|3:10 p.m.||1500-Meter Run||Final|
|3:20 p.m.||Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Recognition|
|3:40 p.m.||110-Meter Hurdles||Final|
|4:20 p.m.||400-Meter Hurdles||Final|
|4:40 p.m.||400-Meter Dash||Final|
|5 p.m.||800-Meter Run||Final|
|5:20 p.m.||200-Meter Dash||Final|
|5:55 p.m.||5000-Meter Run||Final|
|6:25 p.m.||4×400-Meter Relay||Final|
|6:50 p.m.||Awards Ceremonies|