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Indiana Tech runs away with national championships

Warriors claim both men's, women's NAIA titles

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 8:48 pm

MARION - Indiana Tech leaves the 2013 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships with both the men's and women's team titles, as the Warriors earned an impressive sweep of the meets on Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The team championships for Indiana Tech are the first for each program. Warriors coach Doug Edgar was honored as the Men's and Women's Coach of the Year for leading both teams to the title.

Indiana Tech captured the men's championship by a 72-68 margin over Oklahoma Baptist. Indiana Tech led Oklahoma Baptist by just two points as the mile relay approached, and the Warriors held off Oklahoma Baptist by 0.43 seconds for second place in the relay to withstand the runner-up.

The Indiana Tech women did not have to wait until the last race as they earned a 122-82.75 victory over Oklahoma Baptist.

Indiana Tech received more hardware after the tournament concluded as Adella King was chosen as the Women's Outstanding Performer.

The Indiana Tech women claimed six individual/relay championships on Saturday to secure the large victory.

King won the 100- and 200-meter races, in addition to being a part of the winning 400-meter relay team.

Kirsten Flake earned the 400-meter victory, while Zalika Dixon was first in the 400-meter hurdles, and the mile relay capped the weekend with a championship.

Honored Warriors

Here is a list of Indiana Tech athletes, coach that were honored for their performances at the 2013 NAIA Track National Championships on Saturday.

Women's Outstanding Performer - Adella King

Women's Coach of the Year - Doug Edgar

Men's Coach of the Year - Edgar

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