GULF SHORES, Ala. – Sheila McKinley earned the title of National Champion in the pole vault as the first day of the 2018 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship came to a close, on Thursday.
Sheila cleared the bar at 4.00 meters (13 feet, 2 inches) to claim first place and a personal record. Twin sister Tasha McKinley earned sixth place as she cleared 3.65m (11-11 ¾). Tasha won the pole vault at the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championship.
The 4x100 meter relay team took fifth place in the trials to clinch a spot in the finals on Saturday. The relay team of Madisyn Kleinschmit, Mildrenae Young-Brooks, Alexis Moore and Asia Gardner finished in 46.51 seconds to sit in fifth place.
Siena Heights will continue the action on Friday, starting at 2 p.m. EST in the shot put.