Crawfordsville, Ind. – The Wittenberg University men's and women's track and field team closed wrapped up the 2018 NCAC Indoor Championships from Wabash College. Wittenberg senior Tyler Gittins earned the top men's sprinter and hurdler at the 2018 NCAC Championships with one individual event title and a pair of additional All-NCAC finishes. Gittins crossed the line first in the 200-meter dash in 22.64 seconds, while also finishing second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.40) and third overall in the 400-meters with a time of 50.68 seconds. The men's team brought in 88 total points throughout the two days of competition for a fifth-place finish, while the women accumulated 41 points to tie Denison for sixth place.
Junior Kenny Mayes picked up a win in the 800m run, crossing the line in a time of 1:57.10. After a great first day in the shot-put event, D'Anthony Dorsey returned to the ring to collect third-place in the weight throw with a heave of 15.81m. Dorsey broke his previous school record in the weight throw category which stood at 15.38m. Alexis Gray claimed a second-place finish in the 800m run, posting a time of 2:21.07. Ryelee Clary earned a second-place finish in the 60m hurdles in a time of 9.22, with Olivia Stevens crossing the line in 9.63 for a sixth-place finish. Kyle Farnbauch (8.55) and Marcus O'Neal (8.61) earned their way amongst the top finishers in the 60m hurdles. The Wittenberg men's 4x400m relay team of Mayes, O'Neal, Farnbauch, and Gittins earned a third-place finish in a time of 3:26.49. The 4x200m relay team of Tyler Branton, Brandon Johnson, Ryan Hale, and O'Neal placed fourth in a time of 1:32.49. Tay Morton cleared a height of 1.86m in the high jump competition to earn a fourth-place finish. Earning a sixth-place finish in the 60m dash, Samantha Mitchell crossed the line in a time of 8.26. The Wittenberg women's team of Mitchell, Tiarra Avant, Marteana Newton, and Tyra Barnes earned a fourth-place finish in the 4x200m event with a time of 1:49.49.