Feb 23, 2019
Tiffin University's men's track and field squad lived up to their ranking, as the 4th ranked Dragons dominated the field and won the G-MAC Championship in their debut season in the conference.
Along the way, the Dragons hit an automatic qualifying mark, five provisional marks and two meet records while outdistancing the field by 64 points.
Tiffin totaled a huge 183 points over the two days, easily downing second-place Findlay's 119. Hillsdale had 86 points for third place.
Nikolas Curtiss placed second in the shot put with a mark of 18.93 meters, hitting an NCAA Automatic mark. He was followed by Jabari Bennett, who hit a provisional mark (17.35m) while Eric Jackson placed 5th with a provisional mark (17.14m).
Errik Snell hit an NCAA provisional mark with an 8.08 time in the 60 hurdles to win another individual title, while Wavell Hinds finished 3rd with a provisional time of 8.15. Cameron Burrows won in the high jump and brought another provisional mark of 2.09m.
Jonte Baker brought a double meet-record, winning in the 60 meters with a record time of 6.77 and also finishing 3rd in 200m with a posting a time of 22.15.
The Dragons continued the hit parade as Drew Hickman finished 2nd in the 400m with 49.38 while Chance Abbitt placed 3rd with 49.81. Tiffin's depth brought a barrage of points throughout the meet.
Elijah Gauldin finished 3rd in the 60 meters (6.91) followed by Tajarie Arthurton. Jaelin Williams finished 4th and Tyler Stumber finished 5th in the Triple Jump.
Richard VanBoxel (5th in Heptathlon), Terson Modeste (6th in Triple Jump), Robert Taylor (6th in Triple Jump), Nathaneal Wilson (6th in 60m hurdles), Steven Mintz (8th in Triple), LaVauntez Hall (8th in Heptathlon), and Isaac Boateng (8th in 800m) also got the Dragons important points.
TU's 4x400m relay also won the championship, as the team of Abbitt, Lynn, Robinson, and Hickman posted a time of 3:21.37.