DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Adrian College track and field teams continued the 2019 indoor season with a strong showing at the Defiance College Invitational. The men's team won the event and the women came in third, narrowly missing out on second-place. Three indoor school records fell, with sophomore jumper and reigning MIAA Men's Field Athlete of the Week Nicholas Jackson breaking the Adrian College indoor track high jump record.
Jackson's high jump of 6'8" (2.03 meters) broke the previous school record of 6'7.75". Jackson improved his height from last week and is now fourth in the country. Junior John Hamilton set a new PR and broke the school's triple jump record, with a distance of 44'0.5", shattering the old record of 42'8.75". Hamilton also set a PR in the high jump, with a height of 2.00 meters today. On the women's side, senior Rayona Hart-Wilson won the long jump and triple jump, with distances of 16'5" and 33'3", respectively.
The other school record to fall was in the men's 4x200 relay, comprised of sophomore Donovan Ervin, freshman Derek Plitt, and senior Jordan Davis and Randy Fry. The team ran a 1:30.40 to beat the old record of 1:32.54. The women's 4x200 team also won at Defiance, with a time of Hart-Wilson, freshman Corrisa Hamilton, junior Kyla Sovran and sophomore Taylor Sinclair.
Sophomore Denzel Tinsley set a new PR in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.26 and is now 19th in the nation. Fry won both the 60 and 200-meter sprints, with Ervin coming in second in the 60-meter and Plitt finishing third at 200. Sinclair finished in second place in both the 60 and 200-meter races on the women's side. Last week's MIAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week Britney Carnagie had a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles.
The men won with a score of 186, earning more than double of second-place Grace (Ind.) with 90 points. The women earned 102 points, finishing behind first-place St. Francis (Ind.) with 136 points and narrowly beat out for second-place by MIAA rival Alma with 104.
The Bulldogs are back in action next Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Midwest Classic in Marion, Ind. hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University.