Delaware, Ohio – With the NCAA Championships in sight, Transylvania track and field senior sprinters Cole Green and Jordin Fender competed in the Great Lakes Elite NCAA Final Qualifying Meet at Ohio Wesleyan University Thursday.
It was a productive outing for both athletes, who have each safely qualified for their respective events at the upcoming Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio.
Senior men's sprinter Cole Green competed in the men's 100 meters at the Great Lakes Elite and recorded a time of 10.80 seconds, his personal second-fastest time.
Green will compete in the men's 200 meter race at the NCAA Championships as he becomes the first male Pioneer track and field athlete to reach that goal.
Senior women's sprinter Jordin Fender sharpened her stride in the women's 100-meter hurdles on Thursday, completing her race in 14.44 seconds. Fender's time was her season-best in the women's hurdles, and also stands as the ninth-fastest time in NCAA Division III Women's Track and Field this season.
Making her finish more improbable was when her customary glasses fell off of her head as she accelerated out of the blocks. Fender managed to grasp her glasses in stride and complete the race with glasses in hand, adding a unique dose of theatre and composure to her season-best performance.
The exciting finishes wrap up the spring circuit for the two sprinters, who now will compete at the NCAA Track and Field Championships, beginning Friday, May 26 at the SPIRE Institute.
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