Upland, IN - Taylor University was the site of the 2010 NCCAA national track and field meet on Friday and Saturday. A total of 16 student-athletes represented Geneva College on the national stage in 27 different events. At end of the weekend, the Golden Tornadoes had captured seven top ten finishes as both members from the men′s and women′s teams performed quite well against the best the NCCAA has to offer.
Freshman Tyler French qualified in both the discus and the shot put and he walked away with a pair of top ten finishes. French finished sixth in the discus with a final distance of 135-07 before finishing fifth in the shot put at 44-04.75. Teammate Dan Dillman finished one spot back of French in the shot put with a final toss of 43-10.50. In women′s throws action, Kayla Jackson made her national meet debut with an eighth place finish in the javelin with a mark of 101-11.
Another highlight from the men′s team came from Monas Cunningham in the 110 meter hurdles. Cunningham finished eighth in the final heat with a time of 16.47. On the track in women′s action, Shannon Rech finished seventh overall in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:28.90. Finally, Aisha Moore placed ninth in the triple jump with a distance of 33-09.25.
Head coach Brian Yowler completed his first season at the helm with solid results. "We are looking forward to a very bright future," said Yowler. "As we continue to build our program through our roster size and through our overall results, it will be an exciting time for Geneva College track and field."
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College′s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).