The 2011 National Christian College Athletic Association(NCCAA) National Track and Field Championships were held last weekend on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University. Four Panthers who are members of both the football and track & field teams placed during the meet.
Senior RB Mark Mitchell (Kansas City, MO) and Freshman RB Justin Honeycutt (Wabash, IN) were part of the Men 4x200 Meter Relay team that placed 1st with a time of 1:31.76.
Honeycutt was a last minute replacement for Phillip Thomas (Chicago, IL) who was injured during the finals of the 60M Hurdles.
Mitchell also placed 5th in the Men 200 Meter Dash with a time of 23.03.
Freshman DL EJ Fridge (Cahokia, IL) placed 6th in the Shot Put with a distance of 14.02m. He also placed 5th in the Weight Throw with a distance of 15.05m.
Senior LB Jumaane Bey (Victorville, CA) placed 4th in the Triple Jump with a distance of 13.93m.
These players helped the Panther Men place 5th at the meet. You can read about the other winners here.