Lewis and Salad lead pace Auggies at MIAC indoor championships

Greg Miller, Staff Writer

The track and field team took to the track this last weekend to compete in the MIAC indoor championships and had many great performances from both the men and women.

On the women’s side, sophomore Jada Lewis claimed her second MIAC title in the 60-meter dash with a finals time of 7.8 seconds. Lewis’s performance this year has her likely to qualify for the National Championship meet in Boston, as she currently has the eighth-fastest time in the country. Lewis also finished sixth in the 200-meter dash, receiving an All-MIAC honorable mention for her performance. Kenna Banister placed 13th in the weight throw on Friday and followed that up with a 10th-place finish in the shot put, where she improved on her personal best by more than a foot. Sophomore duo Ann Sheely and Grace Hartman competed in the mile and both set personal bests in the process. Sheely finished 14th with a time of 5:41.57, and Hartman finished 22nd with a time of 5:53.17. Jordan Terry competed in the long jump, finishing 20th with a jump of 4.34-meters.

On the men’s side, first-year Mohamed Salad brought home a sixth-place finish in the mile with a personal best time of 4:27.39, earning him an All-MIAC honorable mention. Miracle Adebanjo and Sam Rosario both ran in the 60-meter dash, finishing 15th and 18th, respectively. Adebanjo also competed in the 200-meter dash where he finished 14th with a season-best time of 23.34 seconds. Alex Bailey finished 12th in the high jump by clearing 1.8 meters. Landon Mitteness competed in the long jump and hit a personal best with a jump of 5.94, good for 19th place. Evan Bergemann, Alex Pruitt, Parker Blake and Adebanjo competed in a 4×200 where they were able to place ninth with a time of 1:35.59.

This article was originally published in the March 1, 2019 issue.