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Track Teams earn several All-American honors

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Following the three days spent in Geneva, Ohio competing in the NAIA Track and Field Indoor National Championships, both Pilot teams walked away with several All-American honors as well as top performances. Overall, the men were able to place 19th in the nation, while the women finished in 21st.
Men's track team (photo by Jeff Welsh)

On day two, JW Maierle earned an NAIA All-American honor as he placed fifth in the nation in the long jump competition. This was a well-deserved award as Maierle has been a strong leader on the men’s side throughout the entire indoor season. The women’s side also had several top performances on day two. Avante Newsome-Gunn finished eleventh in the country in the long jump competition. In addition, Irene Kangai finished ninth in the country in the 600m run. Kate Carr and April Monaweck also tied in thirteenth place in the pole vault competition.

Women's track team (photo by Jeff Welsh)

On day three, both sides continued to bring in top performances and three more All-American honors were given to Pilot athletes. Calen Boyd had an outstanding performance, as he placed second in the nation in the triple jump. As a result, Boyd was named an All-American for his terrific achievement. Nichole Arnold finished third in the shot put, naming her an All-American as well. The last All-American awards given out were claimed by the Lady Pilots 4X400 relay team consisting of Beenne Capre, Kaila Stevens, Avante Newsome-Gunn and Irene Kangai. Katie Buetler also had a great day for the Lady Pilots as she finished in fourteenth in the triple jump competition.

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