MARION, Ind. -- The temperatures baked the track on the final day of competition at the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships today in Marion, Indiana.
Four Indiana Wesleyan University student-athletes were in action on Saturday as temperatures reached more than 90-degrees. Indiana Wesleyan would fail to add to their team point total today.
Kyle Abney was the first Wildcat in action today in the Men's Shot Put. Abney missed scoring and earning NAIA All-American status by two positions and less than one foot. His best throw in the second heat was 54 feet 3.25 inches.
An hour later, both Stephanie Colter and Kayla Ewert were in competition. Colter failed to reach the opening height of 5-4 in the Women's High Jump while Ewert finished 15th in the 3,000-Meter Steeplechase finals in a time of 12 minutes 5.22 seconds. Ewert was 32 seconds out of an All-American spot.
The final Wildcat on the track this year was Paige Smith in the Women's Discus. Smith fouled on all three attempts and did not advance to the finals.
In final team scoring, the Wildcat men placed 29th of 42 teams with eight points. The women scored nine points to finish 30th of the 57 teams to score.