The 4x400m men's relay team for Texas A&M University-Commerce repeated as National Champions on Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Saturday on the campus of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.
The team of Gabriel Peterson, Stadrian Taylor, D'Lance Sharp and Rashard Clark won the Men's 4X400m relay with a time of 3.08.34s, which is the second-fastest time in NCAA Division II history. The time was just 0.13 seconds from breaking the all-time Division II record, which was set in 1995 by St. Augustine's University.
The win also gave Clark his third medal of the day, finishing 2nd in the Men's 400m dash with a time of 45.96s and 3rd in the Men's 200m Dash with a time of 21.18s.
Clark's time in the 400m would have been the fastest time in Division II history, but it was beaten in the same race by Myles Pringle of Ashland, who ran a 45.67.
Minna Svaerd garnered a sixth place finish in the Women's Pole Vault with a height of 3.93m. Her mark breaks her own records for not just the school but the Lone Star Conference as well.
She was also on the Women's 4X400m relay team with Markaaisha Richardson, Eboni Coby and Atiana Alexander that finished 9th with a time of 3:45.61s.
The Lions' Sir Morgan Loudd had a 15th place finish in the Men's Triple Jump, while Josh Boateng ended up in 12th in the Men's Shot Put.
In the team standings, the men finished tied for eighth in the standings with 24 points while the women finished tied for 51st with 2.5 points.
Men's Triple Jump — Sir Morgan Loudd — 15th — 13.97m
Women's Pole Vault — Minna Svaerd — 6th — 3.93m
Men's Shot Put — Josh Boateng — 12th — 17.24m
Men's 400m Dash (finals) — Rashard Clark — 2nd — 45.96s
Men's 200m Dash (finals) — Rashard Clark — 3rd — 21.18s
Women's 4X400m Relay — Minna Svaerd, Eboni Coby, Markaaisha Richardson and Atiana Alexander — 9th — 3:45.61s
Men's 4X400m Relay — Rashard Clark, D'Lance Sharp, Gabriel Peterson and Stadrian Taylor — 1st — 3:08.34