Tigers finish 14th at NAIA Nationals led by Davis' shot put title

Sunday, March 5 2017 - NAIA Indoor National Championships - Kylie Davis


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Kylie Davis (SO/Eureka, Ill.) captured her first career National Championship on Saturday, March 4 to put a jump start in the Olivet Nazarene University women's track and field team that would help them to a 14th place finish in a strong 55 team field at the NAIA Indoor National Championships.

Davis' second throw in finals, a 14.53m (47' 8") personal best, ended up being the golden one. The Tigers also picked up All-American performances from Alexa Beezhold (JR/St. John, Ind.) in the 800m run and Anne Brown (JR/New Sharon, Iowa) in the high jump. Beezhold finished third with a time of 2:15.13, while Brown narrowly missed breaking her own school record clearing 1.68m (5' 6").

Day two results:

  • Kylie Davis – shot put, first place (14.53m/47' 8")#
  • Lea Bock (SO/Salem, Ohio) – shot up, 12th place (13.19m/43' 3.25")
  • Anne Brown – high jump, 7th place (1.68m/5' 6")#
  • Alexa Beezhold – 800m run, 3rd place (2:15.13)#

#NAIA All-American