The Grand View men’s and women’s track and field team has 11 athletes participating in the NAIA National Championship. All events are being held at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sports Commission, in partnership with the city of Gulf Shores, are the hosts for the fourth-consecutive year.
Courtesy Vikings Athletics, click here! Feature photo: LaVon Davis-Ames-Grand View ©Doug Wells
The Vikings competed in four events today (May 25), including the women’s 4×100 relay, the men’s and women’s hammer, and the women’s javelin.
Taylor Wells (SR/Des Moines, Iowa)-22nd-34.43m
LaVon Davis (FR/Ames, Iowa)-25th-43.93m
In addition, senior captain Jaidin Ross (SR/Omaha, Neb.) received an NAIA Champions of Character Award during today’s events.
Grand View track and filed had four athletes compete in two events at the second day of the 2017 NAIA Men’s & Women’s Track and Field National Championships. Freshmen Dimetrea Hamilton (FR/Des Moines, Iowa) competed in the 100m hurdles and Clay Siefken, Taylor Mitchell, and sophomore Jacob Goeller competed in discus.
Hamilton broke the school recorded, recording at personal record of 14.53 in the prelims placing 18th.
In men’s discus, Goeller was the top finisher for Grand View placing 12th in finals with a mark of 48.19m. Mitchell threw 46.76m placing 18th and Siefken placed 25th with a mark of 45.12m.
Defending women’s discus national champion, Taylor Wells (SR/Des Moines, Iowa), will compete tomorrow at 2pm.
Freshman LaVon Davis (Ames, Iowa) has earned All-America honors after her third place finish at the NAIA National Track and Field Championship. Davis’ mark of 46.98m was a personal best. Senior Taylor Wells (Des Moines, Iowa), who is the defending National Champion in the discus, also participated and ended with a mark of 37.37m.