NAIA Men's Track & Field National Championships: Day 3

May 27, 2017


GULF SHORES, Ala. – On Saturday, The Master’s University finished its time at the 66th Annual Men’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

At 6:00 a.m. (CDT), Josh Sherfey competed in the marathon and finished the event in 3:22:38.20.

Later in the day, TMU’s Alec Franco finished eighth in the 3,000m steeplechase at 9:32.65. Franco’s outstanding performance earned him NAIA All-American honors.

Finally, in the 1,500m, Skyler Mikesell also earned NAIA All-American honors after finishing the event in eighth place at 3:54.40. Notably, Mikesell became the first Mustang in program history to earn NAIA All-American honors in the 1,500m.

The Mustangs finished 61st out of 65 teams with two points.

“All of our athletes gave it everything they had,” commented TMU head coach Zach Schroeder. “For some of them, things didn't quite work out the way we had hoped. For several of our guys, things went incredibly well, and we're excited to bring home some NAIA All-American honors. We are reminded that our responsibility is to prepare well, but ultimately, the outcome is from the Lord.  We are so thankful for the opportunity to compete to glorify God, to represent TMU, and to have shared so many special moments together as a team.”