High Jumping Duo Brings All-American Total up to Three for AC Track and Field

High Jumping Duo Brings All-American Total up to Three for AC Track and Field

GENEVA, Ohio – The Adrian College track and field team picked up two more All-Americans at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships when sophomore high jumpers Nicholas Jackson and Daz Lawrence finished fifth and sixth, respectively, at day two of the championships on Friday, May 24. 

The duo had identical heights of 6'9" on the day to tie their season highs, with Lawrence also tying his personal best. This makes it a double-dip for Jackson, as he also earned All-American status in the indoor season with his seventh-place finish in March. He also competed at the outdoor championships a year ago, finishing just outside the All-American mark in ninth place.

Two more events saw Bulldogs compete, with senior Jordan Davis and sophomore Denzel Tinsley running in the 110-meter hurdles preliminaries. Only Davis will be running on Saturday as his 14.44 put him in seventh place to qualify while Tinsley finished in 12th. That won't be the last these championships see of Tinsley however, as he and Davis will both run in the 4x100 relay tomorrow, along with sophomore Marcus Higginbottom and senior Randy Fry. Speaking of Fry, he qualified for the finals in his second solo event today, finishing just above the cutline in ninth place to secure his spot in the finals tomorrow, giving him three opportunities to take home hardware.

Tomorrow's action for the Black and Gold begins at 12:15 p.m. with the 4x100 relay finals. Davis will then head back to the track at 1 p.m. for the 110-meter hurdles finals, followed by Fry in the 100-meter finals at 1:40 p.m. and the 200-meter finals at 2:50.