GULF SHORES, Ala.-- Praise Idamadudu and Sibanda Dumoluhle claim national championships while three other Phoenix earned NAIA All-American honors on the final day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
Cumberland women's track & field finished the tournament in tenth place tallying 21 points as a team for their highest placement in school history. British Colombia won the Women's Track & Field National Championship with 138 team points.
Cumberland men's track & field finished the tournament 13th overall with 20 team points which is also their highest placement in school history. Life University walked away with the Men's Track & Field National Championship with 52 total points.
Idamadudu claimed her first NAIA National Championship in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.04s. She earned NAIA All-American honors in the 200 meter dash with a second-place finish in the event.
In the 200 meter, she finished with a time of 23.38s. Raheema Westfall won the national title in the event with a time of 22.98s.
Sibanda Dumoluhle claimed Cumberland's second individual Outdoor National Championship with his season-best distance in the triple jump of 15.45m.
Tobi Oniyide, Georget Pontillo, and Jaylen Poole earned NAIA All-American honors in their respective events today. Oniyide finished 8th in the 100m Dash finals with a time of 10.57s. Pontillo had a fifth place finish in the 800m run with a time of 1:51.81s. Poole finished fourth in the triple jump finals with a career-best distance of 15.13m.
In the women’s half marathon finals, Elise Krone finished 18th with a time of 1:33.47s and Sasha Petrova finished 20th with a time of 1:35.50s. On the men's side, Ethan Rhoden finished 27th with a time of 1:15.21s and Joel Barlow finished 31st with a time of 1:15.38s.
Alana Mack finished 20th in the Long Jump finals with a distance of 5.42m.
The conclusion of Friday's events marks the end of the NAIA National Championships from Gulf Shores, Ala. Cumberland's Track and Field teams now head into the offseason as they prepare for next year.