Three Vikings Compete in Marathon at Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Posted May 27, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (May 27, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College track and field teams competed at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala.  Five student-athletes competed at the National event.


Leading the team was Junior Victor Reveles (Los Angeles, Calif.) who placed ninth in the men’s marathon with a time of 2:46:14.  Junior Edwin Ortiz Lopez (Santa Ana, Calif.) placed No. 19 in the event, in a time of 2:57:54.  Also running in the men’s marathon was Junior Derek Wilson (Linneus, Mo.), but he did not finish the event.  A total of 77 individuals started the men’s marathon, but only 45 finished the event.  The conditions were 80 degrees with 90-percent humidity during the race.


Two more MVC student-athletes competed at the National championships, both in the 100 meter dash.  Freshman Maurice Davis (Benton, Mo.) ran a 10.67 in the prelims of the men’s 100 meter dash, but he did not qualify for the event finals.  Freshman Malon Lee (Kansas City, Mo.) competed in the women’s 100 meter dash, finishing with a time of 12.46 in the prelims, but she did not qualify for the event finals.




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