Dumoluhle podiums in Long Jump; Idamadudu and Pontillo qualify for Finals events
Friday, March 4, 2022
Dumoluhle podiums in Long Jump; Idamadudu and Pontillo qualify for Finals events
Sibanda Dumoluhle earns All-American honors. (L-R: Sibanda Dumolule, Assistant Coach Atsu Nyamadi)

BROOKINGS, S.D.--After the first day of the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships, Sibanda Dumoluhle earns All-American honors in the long jump and Praise Idamadudu and Georget Pontillo qualify for finals events tomorrow to compete for individual national championship titles. 

Dumoluhle became the first NAIA Indoor Track & Field All-American of the 2022 Indoor season after a seventh place finish in the long jump. His best jump came on his final attempt measuring 7.23 meters for seventh place. 

Praise Idamadudu continues to shine on the national set claiming the top qualifying spot in both the 200m dash and the 400m. Idamadudu posted a 23.62 in the 200m, 0.01 seconds off her season-best time, and notched a 53.72 in the 400m. She will go for All-American and National Champion honors tomorrow in both events. 

Georget Pontillo took the sixth-best time at the prelims in the 800m to qualify for Saturday's finals. He ran a season-best 1:54.89 and will be going for back-to-back All-American honors and a national championship as well. 

Trevon Sanders finished in first in the prelims in the 600m, but unfortunately was disqualified from the event taking him out of the finals race tomorrow. 

Alana Mack takes 14th in 60m dash with a personal best 7.66,  but she also just missed the cut for the finals. Tobi Oniyide takes 27th in the men's 60m dash with a time of 6.95. Ronald Ndlovu checked in at 17th place in the long jump at 6.88 meters. 

Dumoluhle finishes 32nd in the 60m hurdles prelims with a time of 8.55. He did not qualify for the finals in the event tomorrow.

The triple jump event for Dumoluhle will take place tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.