Johnson City, TN - Following day two at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Hastings College has one national champion and six All-Americans. Also the women sit in first place with 19.5 points heading into the final day of competition.
Sara Olsen (JR/Blair, NE) qualified for the finals of the weight throw as the leader and following a foul on her first throw, Olsen came back and launched a career best throw of 19.21m (63' 0.25") which no other competitor was able to touch for her first national title of her career.
To go along with that performance, Kelbie Lyon (SO/Doniphan, NE) placed sixth with a throw of 17.40m (57' 1"), Teeka Thompson (SR/Columbia Heights, MN) finished seventh with a toss of 17.18m (56' 4.5") and Nicole Ramaekers (JR/Norfolk, NE) placed eighth with a throw of 17.14m (56' 3"). All good enough to finish as All-Americans.
On the men's side, Alex Wellington was the first All-American for the Broncos as he finished fourth in the weight throw with a toss of 19.45m (63' 9.75").
Anna Megenhardt (SR/Berthoud, CO) would become the sixth All-American of the day as she finished tied for fourth in the Pole Vault with a height of 3.67m (12' 0.25").
As things sit right now, the Hastings women are currently in first place with 19.5 points just two points ahead of Concordia with 17.5 points. The men are currently 18th with five points.
Day three will get underway Saturday Mar. 3 with the women's triple jump and women's shot put set to begin at 10:00 a.m. in Johnson City, TN.