GULF SHORES, Ala. | Dordt senior Jacob Moats finished second in the high jump on the second day of the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium here Friday.
Moats had a leap of 7-00.50 and earned All-American honors for the second time this season and his third consecutive NAIA Championships.
Sophomore Ike Van Kempen of Dordt finished sixth in the discus with a toss of 167-04.25 to earn All-American honors.
The Dordt 4x800 men’s team of Caleb Drake, Josiah Eckels, Nick Vander Kooi and Sam Wensink placed sixth with a time of 7:41.65.
The Dordt 4x800 women’s team of Kelsey Lewis, Erica De Schiffart, Justine Van Zee and Olivia Couch placed sixth with a time of 9:18.30.
Dordt’s Miranda Velgersdyk qualified for the finals of the 400 after placing fourth with a preliminary time of 55.99.
The Dordt women’s 4x400 team of Velgersdyk, Elizabeth Rankin, Jenna Wilgenburg and Joscelyn Wind qualified for the finals after placing sixth in the preliminaries with a time of 3:49.58. The Defenders also earned All-American honors in the event during the indoor season.
The Morningside women’s 4x800 team of Payton Boer, Cassie Warner, Michelle Mumm and Tiffany Shepherd finished fourth with a time of 9:08.81. Morningside’s 4x800 team also earned All-American honors last year.
The Morningside men’s 4x800 team of Kyle Hiser, Alec DeVries, Drew Schiltz and Jacob Green placed eighth with a time of 7:47.16. The Morningside men’s 4x800 team also earned All-American honors in the outdoor last year and in the indoor this year.
Northwestern’s Katie Bosch qualified for the finals in the 800 after finishing third in the preliminaries with a time of 2:11.80.
Will Norris of Northwestern qualified for the finals in the 5,000 after placing 14th in the preliminaries with a time of 15:25.76. Norris finished fourth in the 10,000 on Thursday to earn All-American honors.
The third and final day of the event starts Saturday at 6:00 a.m.