Tech men win NAIA indoor track championship

BROOKINGS, S.D. (WPTA21) – The Indiana Tech men’s indoor track and field team won their fifth NAIA National Title over the last six years, edging out runner-up and 2018 champion Wayland Baptist University by two points for the title.

Kejavon Moore won his third straight title in the 60 meters with a time of 6.6, just one one-hundredth of a second off his national record time. Moore would finish fourth in the 200m with a time of 21.34, just 13 one-hundredths of a second behind teammate Brandon Smiley for third. Coby Bailey took fourth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.09 while Qadir Muhammad ran a 1:18.95 in the 600m to finish in fourth to garner All-American honors.

Nathan Riley capped off his indoor career with All-American honors in the shot put as the senior took seventh with a mark of 16.57m/54-4.5. Shomari Somerville finished seventh in the triple jump with a mark of 14.36m/47-1.5 while Malik Johnson missed out on his second All-American honor of the weekend with a ninth place finish and a mark of 14.27m/46-10.

The 4x400m relay of Barthelemy Peter, Moore, Gairy Springer and Muhammad capped off the meet with a second-place finish by crossing the finish line in 3:10.09 and holding off Wayland Baptist, who finished first in the race but were still two points behind the Warriors in the team standings at the end of the meet.

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