Freshman Zach Gordon was one of two Tigers that earned all-American status by placing fourth in the long jump
GULF SHORES, Alabama — For the second consecutive season, the
Olivet Nazarene University men’s track and field team finished 13th at the NAIA
Outdoor National Championships. Seven different Tigers contributed to the
Tigers' top 20 placing (18 points) among 72 teams. Two earned all-American
status, including a runner-up finish by sophomore Jacob Armbrust (Metamora, Illinois) in the discus throw with a mark
of 52.59 meters — good for a new school record. He also finished fourth in the shot put, throwing it a finals best 16.95 meters and making him a two-time all-American in 2014.
Freshman Zach Gordon
(Harvey, Illinois) continued an excellent rookie season and placed fourth
in the long jump with a mark of 7.24 meters, good for all-American status.
On the track, the 4x100 meter relay team of senior Ty’rel Fields (Harvey, Alabama), Zach
Gordon, junior Rey Keys (Matteson,
Illinois) and junior Jared Carl
(Galesburg, Illinois) finished 15th with a time of 41.60, outpacing 13 other
Junior Lucas Limberg
(Rockford, Illinois) competed in the high jump, but did not have a
qualifying height in the finals to place. Junior Brian Michell (Reed City, Michigan) placed 10th in the pole vault, defeating six other athletes with a mark of 4.75 meters in the finals.
Finally, senior Marcus
Reynolds (Green Bay, Wisconsin) capped off a great senior campaign by placing
10th in the javelin throw with a finals mark of 56.50 meters and defeating eight
ONU finishes their 2014 season at the NAIA Outdoor National