The national-qualifying track and field athletes from Tabor College traveled to Gulf Shores, Ala., for the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
?We had a great weekend both on and off the track,? coach Dave Kroeker said. ?Three school records were broken last weekend, and the kids all competed extremely well on the big?gest stage of the year.?
Garrett Daugherty led the Bluejays by placing third in the 800-meter run. His preliminary time of 1:52.33 set a new Tabor record, surpassing the mark set by Landon Goertzen in 2004.
In the finals, Daugherty crossed the finish line in 1:51.41, outpacing the fourth-place finisher by three hundredths of a second.
The third-place finish gave Daugherty his second All-American honors for the year. He was also honored for his performance in the indoor 1,000-meter race last March.
Hannah Holmes set a new school record in the marathon with a time of 3:23:04.20, placing her 13th among 44 competitors. The mark bettered the previous record held by Christina Addison.
Brielle Lund also competed in the marathon, finishing 17th in 3:25:18.70.
Alex Grier bettered his school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.52, placing him ninth in the preliminary round. He missed qualifying for the finals by 0.11 seconds. Grier also ran the 100, recording a time of 10.81 in the preliminaries.
Caleb Blue, Daugherty, Josiah Oyebefun and Grier competed in the 4×100-meter relay. They finished 24th in the preliminaries in 42.29.