KINGSVILLE, Texas – The Pittsburg State University women’s outdoor track & field team finished eighth in the final team standings at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday (May 25), while the Gorillas men finished in 13th place overall.

The Pitt State women finished the three-day meet with 27 points to earn the program’s sixth straight top 10 national outdoor finish. MIAA rival Lincoln University claimed the national championship with 64 points. The Pitt State men finished in 13th place with 20 points. Ashland University edged Angelo State University by a point, 54-53, to claim the national title.

In the women’s action, a pair of Gorillas secured national championship finishes Saturday:  sophomore Haven Lander won a national title in the pole vault while senior Courntey Nelson followed suit in the 100 meter hurdles. Lander broke her own school record in the discipline with her winning vault of 14 feet, 0.5 inches. Nelson, who broke her own school record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.99 seconds in the prelims Friday, claimed victory in the finals with a time of 13.06 seconds.

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