GULF SHORES, Ala. — Xavier University of Louisiana’s Santerrius Barlow ran 100 meters in a career-best 10.37 seconds Thursday to advance to the men’s finals of the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Barlow will be in lane five Friday for the final, which will start at 4 p.m. at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.
His time is XULA’s fastest since the school reinstated track and field in 2010. All-time it compares favorably to Wendell Belfield’s converted time of 10.28 — based on a 9.4 100-yard dash Belfield ran at the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships in Atlanta on May 15, 1948.
Barlow was one of three runners to break 10.40 seconds. William Carey’s Emmanuel Ineh led all sprinters with 10.33, and Indiana Tech’s Lincoln Zayquan was third in 10.39.
Neither XULA high-jumper scored. Damien Trahan placed ninth at 2.05 meters/6 feet, 8 3/4 inches, and Edward Angel was 11th at 2.00 meters/6 feet, 6 3/4 inches. The champion was Midland’s Shandon Reitzell at 2.19 meters/7 feet, 2 1/4 inches.
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Emerald Carter, Alexis Williams qualify for NAIA finals
XULA’s Emerald Carter and Alexis Williams qualified Thursday for the women’s finals of the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Carter grabbed the eighth and final spot in the 100-meter hurdles. Her time was 14.21 seconds, one-hundredth of a second faster than College of Idaho’s Kiersten Lancaster.
William Carey’s Joy Abu (13.73) and Indiana Tech’s Leondra Correia (13.79) led the qualifiers.
Carter’s time is a career-best and XULA’s fastest since it reinstated the sport in 2010.
Williams was sixth in the 400 prelims with a career-best 56.81 seconds. Southern Oregon’s Arianna Daniel produced the fastest time, 55.24.
The 100 hurdles final will start at 3:20 p.m. Friday, followed by the 400 final at 4:30. Also in a final will be XULA’s 400 relay team of Ebone Stingley, Ariel Ford, Williams and Jada McBean; their race will start at 2:40 p.m.
Not advancing Thursday were McBean (did not finish) in the 100, Destiny Tolliver (31st place, 15.53) in the 100 hurdles and the 1,600 relay team of Darryan Horton, Williams, Reagan Collins and Ford (13th, 3:57.27).
Courtesy: XULA Athletics