Track & field
Johnson City, Tenn.
Day two of the NAIA Indoor Championships was a memorable one for the Northwestern College track and field team. Red Raider athletes recorded a pair of All-American finishes while also advancing to the finals in all six preliminary races.
Jordan Strand began the day for the Red Raiders with a seventh place finish and All-American honors in the heptathlon, totaling 4,634 points. In 11th place heading into the final event, Strand turned in the third fastest 1000m time (2:48) to move up four spots in the final standings. Calvin Korver ended the heptathlon in 16th place with 3,875 total points.
The women's 4x800 relay concluded the day with a fourth place finish, taking home All-American honors. One day after posting the fastest qualifying time (9:19), the team of Katie Bosch, Rebekah Muilenburg, Breanna Harthoorn and Katie Landhuis ran one second faster (9:18) for their best time of the season. Oklahoma City won the 4x800 with a time of 9:11, followed by Aquinas and Dordt.
Tim Rose was the first Red Raider to make it to the finals in an individual event. Rose won the first heat in the mile and turned in the eighth fastest time overall (4:25.45). The junior will run in the finals on Saturday at 11:35am. Jackson Thomas of Bacone posted the top qualifying time (4:21.19), followed closely by Colin De Young of Cornerstone (4:21.34).
Rebekah Muilenburg punched her ticket into the 600m finals by posting the fourth fastest qualifying time (1:35). Muilenburg finished second in the third heat, just behind Taryn Phipps of Westmont. Taylor Needham (Southwestern) had the fastest time the prelims (1:33).
Aaron Lemon advanced to the finals in the men's 600m, finishing with the ninth fastest qualifying time, but earning a spot in the finals due to a disqualification. Lemon recorded a time of 1:21.07, less than two seconds off the fastest time held by Tre Hinds (Wayland Baptist).
Katie Landhuis finished third in the 800m prelims to advance to Saturday's final. Landhuis crossed the finish line with a time of 2:16, two seconds in back of Alexa Beezhold (Olivet Nazarene) and four seconds behind Hannah Segrave (Milligan).
Peter Hollinger moved on to Saturday's final in the men's 800m run, recording the eighth best time in today's prelims. Hollinger finished with a time of 1:54.63, less than two seconds in back of the top qualifying time by Presley Martin (Marian) of 1:53.5.
Katie Bosch kept the Red Raiders perfect on the day as the junior advanced to the finals of the 1000m. Bosch posted a time of 2:57.76, third fastest in heat one and sixth fastest overall. She was four second in back of Anna Shields (Point Park), who had the top time of 2:52.08.
Saturday's competition begins at 11:35am for the Red Raiders with Tim Rose in the mile.
Senior from Sioux Falls, S.D.
Junior from Ankeny, Iowa
Junior from Orange City, Iowa
Junior from Mitchell, S.D.
Junior from Iowa Falls, Iowa
Sophomore from Algona, Iowa
Sophomore from Orange City, Iowa
Freshman from Norfolk, Neb.
Freshman from Orange City, Iowa