Track and Field Takes on Tough Competition

Sophomore sprinter Denzel Tinsley won the 60-meter hurdles at the Midwest Elite Invitational, setting a new PR in the process. Tinsley is now 14th in Division III, giving Adrian two 60-meter hurdlers in the top 15.
Sophomore sprinter Denzel Tinsley won the 60-meter hurdles at the Midwest Elite Invitational, setting a new PR in the process. Tinsley is now 14th in Division III, giving Adrian two 60-meter hurdlers in the top 15.

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Adrian College indoor track and field team split its squad this weekend to attend a pair of events. Some of the team competed at the Dick Small Memorial, hosted by Defiance College, on Friday, Feb. 8 while the rest of the team competed at the Midwest Elite Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 9, hosted by Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Some of the best schools in the Midwest attended the Midwest Elite Invitational and the competition was stiff. Sophomore sprinter Taylor Sinclair picked up the only team points for Adrian on the women's side with her seventh-place finish in the 200-meter dash. Sinclair is now third in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) in the 200-meter dash. Freshman distance runner Corrisa Hamilton continued to improve, setting a new PR in the mile and a 15th place finish out of 38 runners. Freshman hurdler Torrie Summers also set a PR - in the 60-meter hurdles - and is now fourth in the conference in that event.

On the men's side, senior Randy Fry picked up a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter. His time of 22.04 set a new indoor record and now puts him in 27th-place in Division III. The Bulldogs flexed their muscles in the 60-meter hurdles, with sophomore Denzel Tinsley winning the event and senior teammate Jordan Davis coming in fourth. Tinsley set a new PR with his time of 8.20 in the finals and is now 14th in all of Division III. He now gives Adrian two athletes in the top-15 of the 60-meter hurdlers in Division III (Davis is ninth). Sophomore jumper Idris Daranijoh had the longest jump of the season so far for AC, with a distance of 21'7.5" for a seventh-place finish. The men finished with 35 team points for a seventh-place team finish.

Adrian is back in action again Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Hillsdale Tune-Up, hosted by nearby Hillsdale College. It's the last meet before the MIAA Indoor Championships the following Saturday. This Saturday's events start at 9:30 a.m.