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2014-03-06 Tigers open NAIA Nationals with two relay teams advancing to finals
2014-03-06 Tigers open NAIA Nationals with two relay teams advancing to finals

Tigers open NAIA Nationals with two relay teams advancing to finals

Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 10:29 PM

GENEVA, Ohio – The Olivet Nazarene University women’s 4x400m relay team of freshman Laura D’Angelo (McHenry, Ill.), sophomores Kammie Goedhart (Rochester, Minn.) and Peyton Kirkland (Lindenhurst, Ill.) and junior Alex Ortiz (Ottawa, Ill.) set a new school record of 3:50.59 to advance to the finals at the NAIA Indoor National Championships.

The three-day championship kicked off today at the Spire Center in Geneva, Ohio. The Tigers, who qualified total of 16 athletes to the contest, with just preliminaries of the 4x400, 4x800 and the 5000 meter run happening on opening day.

The 4x800 meter relay team of freshman Karley Brown (Lees Summit, Mo.), senior Christy Trank (Winnebago, Ill.), Angelica LaFaemina and junior Kylie Lippencott (Crawfordsville, Ind.) posted a time of 9:17.83 to qualify for tomorrows finals.

Freshman Sarah Ray (Warsaw, Ind.) ran a solid 17:52.08 in the 5000 meter run, finishing 15th overall, but not advancing to the finals.

Olivet returns to action tomorrow with running and field events both start at noon (EST).