04/25/14 – The men's and women's track field teams returned from Gulf Shores, Alabama with six newly crowned NAIA All Americans.
The quartet of Ryan Makinen, Ryan Parminter, Ray Bordeaux and Sam Freeman combined forces to secure a fifth place finish in the 4x100 meter relay final. The Saints recorded the fifth fastest time in school history (41.26) en route to the All American accolade. For Bordeaux it was his third All American honor, while Parminter collected his second All American award. Makinen and Freeman were honored for the first time by the NAIA.
Dan Foley, a recently graduated senior from Flint Powers High School, concluded his career with a fifth place finish in the men's marathon. Foley's All American performance was the highest finish ever in the marathon by an Aquinas Saint. Dan ran a time of 2:37:14 to record the fifth fastest time in school history.
Lindsey Karpowicz became a two-time All American in the women's discus based off her sixth place performance in yesterdays final. Karpowicz, competing in her last championships, recorded a toss of 145-11 to secure a spot on the podium. Karpowicz also placed tenth in the Hammer with a personal best throw of 165-9 to land her at #3 on the Saints All-Time List.
Also competing for the Saints:
Megan Pendelton - Discus - 9th place (143-11)
Steve Glinski - 5000 Meter - 10th place (15:16)
Aaron Hodges - Pole Vault - 11th place (15-1)
Caleb Teachout - 800 Meter - 12th place (1:52.89)
Men's 4x800 Meter Relay - 13th place (7:42.61)
Women's 4x100 Meter Relay - 14th place (47.67)
Alex King - 100 Meter Hurdles - 17th place (14.94)
Erika Heston - 100 Meter Hurdles - 19th place (15.02)
Kyra Hull - Hammer - 19th place (151-10)
Women's 4x800 Meter Relay - 20th place (9:30.18)
Brendan Molony - Marathon - DNF
Overall the women finished in 42nd place with three points, while the men finished in 28th place with eight points.