OBU Dominates Bison Relays

April 2, 2005


The Bison captured 11 individual titles while the newly-crowned NAIA Indoor Champion Lady Bison opened the outdoor season with nine wins. The Lady Bison had six national qualifying times, while the Bison had three.

Mai Fukada qualified in the triple jump, winning the event at 37-4, as OBU's lone field eventer to qualify.

Mirriam Kaumba won the 1500 meters in 4:34 and Kyta Ferrer won the 400 meters in 57.55, both qualifying for the NAIA Outdoor Meet in May.

Also qualifying were OBU's 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams. The 4x400 squad captured first in 3:53.40, with the 4x800 team getting first in 9:27.7

Keyonna Hornbuckle won the 400 low hurdles in a qualifying time of 1:02.69, followed by Sara Thurber in second with a provisional qualifying time of 64.89. Hornbuckle also hit a provisional mark, finishing second in the 200 at 25.22 seconds

Langston's 4x100 relay team and 200-meter runner Sellars qualified for the NAIA meet as well.

Kelsey Engstrom won the 3000 steeplechase at 12:04 and the 5000 meters in 19:47. Kyli Bean took the 800 meters in 2:19.69.

For the Bison Pat Brown qualified in both the 110 high hurdles in 14.316 and the 400 intermediate hurdles at 52.44, winning both events.

OBU's 4x400 relay team also qualified in a winning time of 3:15.25.

Clint Goodson had a provisional qualifying time, placing second in the 200 at 21.62, while Leonarde Smith also provisionally qualified in the 400 meters at 48.68.

Other qualifiers in the meet were Hall of Langston in the 200 meters at 21.37, and Hughes of St. Gregory's in the 400 meters at 48.13.

Other winners for OBU included Michael Chavez in the javelin (183-8), Kerry Duckworth in the long jump (22-2), Jeremiah Campo in the discus (145-0), Dominique Chan-Low in the triple jump (46-2), Landon Willets in the 800 meters (1:54.91), and Dave Matuschak in the 3000 meters (9:03.93).

OBU splits the squads next week, running in the Ray Vaughan Classic at Oklahoma Christian on April 9 and in the Texas Relays April 8-9.