UIndy cruises to third consecutive title
Greyhounds sprint past field, to another GLVC championship
RENSSELAER, Ind. -- The UIndy track and field squads took their third consecutive sweep of the GLVC Championships on Saturday, with both the men's and women's teams again taking the titles at the 2012 event.
The UIndy women won with a total of 192 team points, with Bellarmine taking second with 157 points. The Greyhound men totaled 186 points, with Missouri S&T in second with 118 points.
Four of the eight individual awards at the meet went to UIndy, with Matt Royer earning the league's male Field Athlete of the Year honor, LaTisha Martin being named the female GLVC Freshman of the Year and head coach Scott Fangman sweeping both Coach of the Year awards.
The Greyhound women won their fourth-consecutive GLVC outdoor title behind five total champions.
In the field, Isabelle May took her first league championship in the women's discus, tossing 43.28 meters to top the field. Fellow Greyhound Carlynn Carter took second with a throw of 43.21 meters.
On the track, Angelique McNeal took GLVC title in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 12.20. She also took third in the 200-meter event, with Martin taking second in the race.
Martin posted an NCAA provisional mark in the 400-meter dash, coming in second with a time of 56.22.
Camille Edwards took a league title in the 100-meter hurdles, winning the event with a time of 14.67, almost a half of a second ahead of her nearest opponent. Jourdin Heinrichs also won a hurdle race, taking the 400-meter title with a time of 1:03.61.
The women's 4x100 relay also posted a provisional time, winning their race with a mark of 47.10.
UIndy's men's squad had six total champions on the meet to three-peat the outdoor titles.
Jerel Flournoy took the men's 100-meter dash with a time of 10.67, while Robert Gardner was the GLVC winner in the men's 400-meter race with an NCAA provisional time of 47.62. Fellow UIndy runner Jermel Kindred took second in the 400-meter event, also posting an NCAA time of 47.67.
Kindred took an event win of his own in the men's 400-meter hurdles, with another NCAA provisional time. Kindred's 52.02 was good for his GLVC title in the event.
Flournoy also excelled in the field, taking the GLVC championship in the long jump with an NCAA provisional leap of 7.49 meters.
The Greyhounds went 1-2-3 in the men's hammer throw, with Royer taking the conference title with a toss of 67.15 meters. Ryan Smith followed with a throw of 57.27 meters and Nikko Peebles tossed 56.18 meters.
Smith and Royer switched places in the shot put, with Smith topping the field with a mark of 17.13 meters and Royer taking second with his 16.62 meters. Both tosses were good for NCAA provisional marks.