Viking Track and Field Receives Weekly Heart Honor, KU Relay Competitors Set

Posted April 18, 2017


Marshall, Mo. (April 18, 2017)-  Missouri Valley College men’s track student-athlete Freshman Maurice Davis (Benton, Mo.) has earned a weekly honor from the Heart of America Athletic Conference.  Davis was chosen as the Heart Men’s Track Athlete of the Week after his performance at the David Suenram Gorilla Classic at Pittsburg State (Kan.) University.


Competing against mostly NCAA Division II programs, Davis led the men’s track team with a fourth place finish in the 100 meter dash.  Davis finished with a time of 10.54 in the event final, which met the “A” qualifying standard and earned Davis a spot in the 100 meter dash field at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.  The National meet takes place May 25-27 in Gulf Shores, Ala.  Davis also competed in the 200 meter dash, where he placed No. 24 in a time of 22.52.  This is the first weekly conference award for Davis in his career at Missouri Valley.


Davis also leads the field of Viking track and field student-athletes that were invited to the KU Relays, which run Wednesday through Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.  Davis will compete in the 100 meter dash.  Also competing is Freshman Sheila Lazaro (Murica, Spain) in the heptathlon, Senior Dorothy Adams (Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.) in the 800 meter run and 400 meter dash, Junior Derek Wilson (Linneus, Mo.) in the 1500 meter run, Freshman Demarkous Nunnally (Dallas, Texas) in the 3000 meter steeplechase, Freshman Malon Lee (Kansas City, Mo.) in the 100 meter dash, Freshman Brieon Randle (St. Louis, Mo.) in the 400 meter dash and the men’s 4x800 meter relay team of Wilson, Nunnally, Junior Jason Matthews (St. Louis, Mo.) and Freshman Christopher Essman (Topeka, Kan.).




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