KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The NAIA announced its National Qualifiers for the 2022 Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday, May 20.
MVNU will be sending 10 student athletes to Gulf Shores, Alabama next week where they will compete at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium on May 25-27.
The first qualifier for MVNU is Kyler Dickey. Dickey is the reigning shotput champion in the Crossroads League as he took the crown during both the indoor and outdoor season. His throw of 16.92m sits as the seventh furthest throw in the NAIA in 2022.
Dickey is joined by Erich Rhodeback. The freshman will be competing in the 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, and the 4x400m relay. Rhodeback hit the “A” standard in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.38 seconds, he had a “B” standard time in the 400m hurdles of 54.57 seconds, and he also helped the 4x400m relay team of Jaden Haldeman, Liam Near and Marcus Whaley qualify with a “B” standard time of 3:17.01. Colin Gaines, Isaac Ramseyer, and Bryce Wiles will join the 4x400m relay team as the alternates in Gulf Shores.
Terril Skinner also punched a ticket to nationals with an “A” standard time of 14.54 seconds in the 110m hurdles. This marks the second year in a row that the junior has qualified for outdoor nationals.
On the women’s side, Macy Weaver will be running in the half marathon. In 2021, Weaver was an All-American in the marathon. However, due to rule changes in 2022, Weaver will be taking on the half marathon. Weaver’s time of 1:28:12.00 in the event is good enough for the NAIA “A” standard.
The full list of men’s qualifiers can be viewed HERE.
The full list of women’s qualifiers can be viewed HERE.
The full men’s schedule can be viewed HERE.
The full women’s schedule can be viewed HERE.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.