KINGSVILLE, Texas – For the second-straight year, the Blue Tigers of Lincoln (MO) University are national champions.
The Lincoln women’s outdoor track & field team scored 64 points and won five events to win the 2019 NCAA Division II Championship on Saturday (May 25). It’s the second outdoor title in two years for the Blue Tigers, who also won the 2018 NCAA Division II Championship.
It’s also the ninth NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championship in the history of the Lincoln women’s track & field program, and the 14th total national title won by the program under head coach Victor Thomas.
It all came down to the 4x400m relay, as Lincoln entered the final event of the day tied for first with Adams State, as each team had 54 points. Adams State didn’t have an entry in the relay, meaning the Blue Tigers only needed to finish the race to ensure the championship. Not only did LU finish, but the foursome of Rene Medley, Dylann Core, Renea Ambersley and Kissi-Ann Brown timed in at 3:37.03 to win the national championship in that event.
Medley won a pair of individual national championships, as she took the crown in the 100m with a time of 11.20, and won the 200m in 23.30. In the latter event, Christine Moss clocked in at 25.02 to place eighth.
Brown also was an individual champion, as she won the title in the 400m dash with a time of 53.62. Brown additionally earned All-American distinction in the 400m hurdles, as she timed in at 1:01.35 to take sixth.
The team of Medley, Ambersley, Moss and Shaian Vandenburg opened the day on a high note by winning the national title in the 4x100m relay, turning in a time of 45.33. Ambersley was also the national runner-up in the 400m dash with a time of 54.60, while Moss claimed seventh at 57.64