GENEVA, Ohio -- It was the final day of competition at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Saturday was highlighted by the Shot Put for Indiana Wesleyan University. The final three competitors for IWU at the national meet were Tina Huffman in the Women's Shot Put while Kyle Abney and James Allen competed in the Men's Shot Put.
Huffman earned NAIA All-American status despite entering completion as the No. 23-seed in the event. She netted the All-American honor by placing eighth in the event with a throw of 44 feet 11 inch (13.69 meters). The throw is a new school record and PR for Huffman. Her distance was two feet further than her indoor PR and was a foot better than her outdoor PR.
Abney joined Huffman as a NAIA All-American in the Shot Put. He also finished eighth in the men's event with a throw of 54-8.25 feet (16.67 meters). He finished less than one foot off of sixth place. Allen took 12th place in the 22-thrower field. His long throw of the afternoon was 49-1 feet (14.96 meters).
The indoor track and field season is now complete and Indiana Wesleyan will start to prepare for the outdoor season. The first meet of the season is the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion on March 23.