Bulldogs Post a Pair of Fourth Place Finishes at MIAA Championships

Bulldogs Post a Pair of Fourth Place Finishes at MIAA Championships

ALBION, Mich. – The Bulldogs competed in the MIAA track and field championships hosted at Albion College and came away with fourth place finishes from both the men and women. Adrian was led by Rachel Dolphin as she took first place in the 100m dash on a time of 12.70s and took third in the 200m dash on a time of 25.79s. Thomas Windle would lead the men as he took first and broke his own school record in the 1500m run on a time of 3:57.00 and would take third in the 5000m run with a 15:23.48 result.  

Josie Addison added to the success in the sprints for the women as she placed sixth in the 400m dash on a time of 1:01.07. The distance runners for the women were led by Jessica Johnson as she placed seventh in the 10000m run on a 39:38.38 effort. Takiyah Smith contributed in the hurdles with a second place finish on a time of 15.59s in the 100m hurdles. Kallee Reiff took sixth in the 400m hurdles on a time of 1:06.96.

The relays for the women saw the team of Dolphin, Smith, Reiff, and Natalie Modes combine for a time of 46.69 in the 4x100m and a earn a first place finish. The women also found success in the 4x400m as Dolphin, Reiff, Addison and Smith took third place on a 4:06.71 result.

Cassandra Leese led the throwers for the women as she placed sixth in the javelin throw on a result of 31.46m. Makaela Spence took third in the shot put on a throw of 11.37m.

The sprints for the men saw Blake Hairston (22.09) and Randolph Fry (22.29) finish third and fourth respectively in the 200m dash. Hairston would also take third in the 400m dash on a time of 49.53. Matthew Konieczki contributed in the 10000m run for the men as he placed fourth on a 32:35.28 finish. Dominick Reed placed third in the 3000m steeplechase on a 9:35.89 result.

The relays for the men saw the Bulldogs take third place in the 4x100m relay on a time of 42.89 and third in the 4x400m relay on a time of 3:21.65. Bruce and Hairston combined with Matthew Williams and Fry in the 4x100m then teamed up with Kevin Daniels and Josh Pascoe-Davison in the 4x400m.

The jumps for the men saw Scott Campbell take first place in the high jump on a 2.02m effort. Campbell also took first place in the javelin throw (55.29m) while William Simon posted a first place in the shot put on a throw of 14.85m. Simon also took second place finish in the discus on a 44.08m result.

Coach Henry Brun was thrilled with the overall team effort, "what an unbelievable weekend. There were some spectacular performances across the board, with 17 top-8 finishes, 11 top-3 finishes, and six conference champions. I could not be more pleased with the overall effort of both the men's and women's teams. We did the work and certainly reaped the rewards."

Head Coach James Larson added his thoughts on the successful day from the Bulldogs, "this was an all-out team effort and the Bulldogs came to work. It was an exciting meet from start to finish and everyone contributed to the team whether they scored points or not.  It has been a privilege to work with these athletes."

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