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by: AMANDA TRAXLER
After two days of hard competition, our Tiffin University Men’s Indoor Track team placed second overall to be named the National Runner-up’s at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track meet in Pittsburg, Kansas.
"I am really proud of the way these guys handled themselves throughout the weekend," said Head Coach Jeremy Croy.
Tiffin University was in second behind Pittsburg State with two events left in the competition. The Dragon’s were behind by only one point going into the 4x400 relay and the triple jump.
Pittsburg did not have a 4x400 team so the Dragons had a chance to win their third national title if they placed. The Dragons were not able to get any points as their relay finished ninth and Jalon Monigan finished 11th in the triple jump.
“It was a great opportunity to be able to compete with schools from all across the country,” said senior Mackenzie Rickman.
In order for athletes to compete they have to be top 16 in their event out of all the schools in their division.
“TU has the most qualifiers representing for most of the men’s track events,” Rickman said. “We have been so successful at the national level because we have had the most qualifiers in our division.”
Tiffin University (March, 2018). Dragons finish 2nd at Nationals. The Official Athletics Site of
Tiffin University. Retrieved March, 2018 from http://www.gotiffindragons.com/sports/mtrack/2017-18/releases/20180310z3lgdn
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by AMANDA TRAXLER
Tiffin University's men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the cheerleading squad, celebrated the careers of their graduating senior's on Saturday.
The men's basketball team celebrated seniors Alex Brown and Trent Lucas, while the women's team celebrated lone senior Kiley May.
Tiffin University cheerleading also celebrated the career of senior captain Jessyca Toland.
Both the men's and women's team fell short in the final game of their season. The men's team lost in overtime 88-86 to Saginaw Valley. The women's team fell to Saginaw Valley 67-66.
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by Mackenzi Rickman
Tiffin University athletes, senior Mackenzi Rickman and sophomore Erick Snell race the 60m hurdles at Grand Valley University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Feb 25. At the finish of the race, Snell made an impressive effort as he dives at the line to achieve a second place finish behind teammate Rickman. Thanks to his effort the team racked up the most points.