Phoenix close 2020 NAIA Indoor Championships
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Phoenix close 2020 NAIA Indoor Championships
Left to Right: Tyler Williams, Bumnene Ndebele, Kanellar Carney, Maria Bangala

BROOKINGS, S.D.--Phoenix student-athletes made strong performances on the final day of the 2020 NAIA Indoor National Championships, bringing home three third places, two sixth places, and one seventh.

Among the first final events of the day, Kanellar Carney ranked seventh, registering an 8.88 mark in the women's 60-meter hurdles. She finished just 0.21 of a second off the time of the events winner, MidAmerica Nazarene's Camry Bradford. She later captured third place in the high jump with a mark 1.71 meters, just 0.06 m off from the national champion.

The other competitor from the women's team, Maria Bangala, competed shortly after in the women's 400-meter dash. The freshman had an excellent showing, finishing third with a time of 55.35 seconds.

In the men's side of competition, Tyler Williams registered a sixth place finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.86. He matched the result in the 200-meter, posting a 21.59 for his second sixth place finish of the day.

Steady senior Bumnene Ndebele closed the day on a high note for the Phoenix, claiming third place in the triple jump with a length of 14.93m.

The outdoor portion of the track and field season gets started in a few weeks at the Falcon Classic in Montenvallo, Alabama.