KINGSVILLE, Texas — Christian Noble and Josiah Brooks combined to score seven points to put the Lee University men’s track & field team in 18th place following two days of competition in the …
KINGSVILLE, Texas — Christian Noble and Josiah Brooks combined to score seven points to put the Lee University men’s track & field team in 18th place following two days of competition in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Javelina Stadium.
Noble recorded four points with a fifth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. He crossed the finish line at 8:58.22. Leakey Kipkosgei of American International was the winner with a time of 8:52.86.
Brooks placed sixth in the triple jump to add three points to the tally. His best jump of the day was a season-best 15.57 meters. Cervantes Jackson of Albany State claimed the individual championship with a new meet record 16.65 meters.
With their top-eight finishes, both Noble and Brooks have earned NCAA Division II First Team All-American status in the steeplechase and triple jump, respectively.
Brooks also advanced to Saturday’s 200-meter dash final after finishing second his heat with a time of 21.27 seconds. Justin Brooks was the final athlete to advance on time after finishing fourth in the third heat with a time of 21.24.
Josiah and Justin were joined by Jeremiah McCain and Siphosethu Boya in the 4x400-meter relay preliminary round. The foursome grabbed one of the two automatic qualifiers in Heat No. 1 by crossing the finish line second at 3:10.62. Emoria State was the top team in the heat with a time of 3:10.21. St. Augustine’s posted the quickest relay team, stopping the clock at 3:07.52.
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