TLU track & field athletes move up D3 rankings
Posted on 5/16/2018 8:27:00 AM.
(Azusa, Calif.) – Texas Lutheran's men's 4x100 meter relay team and women's long jumper Cortnee Priour each improved on NCAA Division III national marks and bettered their qualifying positions for the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

The men's 4x100 posted the fastest DIII time of the week and moved up to the No. 2 spot nationally with a time of 41.05 seconds at the Azusa Pacific Twilight & Multi in Azusa, Calif.

The relay team consisted of sophomore Paris Foster, freshman Michael Wong, sophomore Darren Jones, and senior Marquis Brown.

In the women's long jump, Priour won the Azusa meet with a leap of 18 feet, 10.75 inches. The junior moved up to ninth nationally with the mark.

Priour finished 16th in last year's NCAA DIII outdoor championship meet.

Ashley Rynard also competed this weekend. She posted a time of 2:13.20 on Friday at Azusa Pacific and ran a 2:14.39 on Saturday at the Occidental College Invite.

The two times posted by Rynard did not improve on her best 800 time of the season - a 2:12.65, posted on April 27 at the Long Beach State Beach Invitational.

Rynard currently sits in the No. 16 position nationally for the 800.

For the men, Brown sits in a pretty good position - No. 7 nationally - for qualification in the 400. His time of 47.75, set on March 22, still stands as his fastest of the season.

Brown did not run the 400 over the weekend, but he did compete twice in the 200. He ran a 21.87 at Azusa Pacific and a 21.85 at Occidental, but neither of those times are in the Top 50 nationally.

Brown is in good position to qualify for three events - the 400, the 4x100 and the 4x400.

The TLU 4x400 currently holds down the sixth-fastest time in NCAA DIII. TLU ran a 3:14.00 at the Tom Tellez Invitational on May 4. That 4x400 squad includes: Zachary Velasquez, Eli Augusta, Connor Thompson and Brown.

Junior thrower Garrett Garza is ninth in the shot put. His best throw remains the 54-feet, 0-inch toss he produced on April 13 at the Incarnate Word Invitational.

Foster is on the bubble for the 110 Hurdles with his top time of 14.66 seconds. He ranks 25th nationally. Foster ran the 110 Hurdles twice this weekend but could not improve his time.

For each men's individual event contested, including the decathlon, the top 20 declared student-athletes will make the national meet.

For each women's individual event contested, including the heptathlon, the top 22 declared student-athletes will advance to nationals.

For each relay event contested, the top 16 declared relay teams will be accepted into the competition.

The national championship meet will be held May 24-26 at Roger Herring Stadium in La Crosse, Wis.

The championship fields for the national meet will be announced at 9 a.m. Saturday on

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