ALMA, Mich. – The Adrian College Bulldogs competed in the MIAA Championships as the Bulldogs looked to continue their forward stride in 2014. The team had a strong showing as the women placed third (89) and the men took fourth (88). The Women were led by Sarah Luma as she placed first in the high jump (1.57m) and the men were led by Scott Campbell as he placed first in the high jump (1.93m).
The sprints for the women were highlighted by Jazmine Brown as she placed third in the 100m dash (12.68) and set the Adrian College school record in the 200m dash with a time of 25.27 which placed her third. Rachel Dolphin placed third in the 100m dash (12.80) and fifth in the 200m dash (26.14).
The relays for the women saw Dolphin and Brown team with Elizabeth Ladd and Natalie Modes to place second in the 4x100m with a time of 49.62. The women also placed fourth in the 4x400m as Dolphin, Flury and Smith teamed with Amanda Glass to record a time of 4:14.51.
The jumps for the women were highlighted by Sarah Luma as she won the MIAA championship in the high jump with a 1.57m effort. Emily Borup followed closely as she placed fourth with a jump of 1.51m. Natalie Modes placed fifth in the long jump with a 5.01m effort.
The throws for the women saw Luma take seventh place (28.91m) and Cassandra Leese take eighth place (28.56m) in the javelin. Haley Eubank placed third in the hammer throw (40.61m) and Victoria Valent placed fourth (39.63m). Eubank also placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 32.68m.
The sprints for the men were highlighted by Blake Hairston as he placed fourth in the 400m dash with a time of 50.81. Daizon Earl (52.23) and Nicholas Howard (52.74) followed closely as they took seventh and eighth place respectively.
The hurdles for the men saw Brandon Walters place sixth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:00.99.
The relays for the men saw Hairston, Earl and Howard team with Tyler Bruce to place third in the 4x400m with a time of 3:25.05.
The distance runners for the men were led by Dominick Reed as he placed third in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:30.85. Andrew Mangiapane placed fourth (9:33.65) and Nathan Waite placed eighth (9:45.25). Thomas Windle placed fourth in the 1500m run with a time of 4:07.15. Dominick Reed placed sixth in the 5000m run with a time of 15:48.79 while Daniel Malcolm finished seventh in the 10000m run as he recorded a time of 33:34.72.
The pole vault saw Andrew Andonian place fifth with a 4.00m effort.
The Jumps for the men were led by Scott Campbell as he won the MIAA championship in the high jump with a jump of 1.93m. Campbell also placed fifth in the triple jump with a 12.78m effort.
The throws were highlighted by William Simon as he placed second in both the shot put (13.76m) and the discus (44.99m). Izaiah Hernandez placed eighth in the discus with a throw of 37.22m. William Simon placed seventh in the hammer throw with a 42.39m effort. Gianpiero Comuzzi (46.03m) and Scott Campbell placed fourth and seventh respectively in the javelin throw.
Coach James Larson was proud of his team's results, "It was fantastic two-days of competition and the Bulldogs came to compete. I am extremely proud of the hard-work this team put in and the results showed. We are on the rise and the rest of the conference knows it."