ALLENDALE, Mich. – In a span of three hours on Friday at the Grand Valley State Lacrosse/Track & Field Stadium, the Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s track & field team tallied 27 points on the team standings to lead the Division II National Championships after two of three days. The Lion women head into the final day with four top-seeded marks.
Moaz Ibrahim (Cairo, Egypt) broke the school record in the men’s discus with a mark of 200 feet 10 inches (61.21m), which is also the new Division II National Championships meet record and fourth all-time in Division II history. He achieved in the mark in his third throw. In the last three men’s discus championships contested, the Lions have two national championships and one runner-up finish.
Ushan Perera (Mahabage, Sri Lanka) became the first student-athlete in school history with four National Championships by winning the high jump crown once again. He cleared 7 feet 3.75 inches (2.22m), while Justin Lewis (Lynn. Mass.) and Dakari Hill(Orlando, Fla.) tied for fifth by clearing 7 feet one inch (2.16m). This is the first time that both Lewis and Hill reached the podium in their careers.
The Lions’ 27 points are atop the team leaderboard, the top five on the men’s side heading into Saturday.
MEN’S TEAM STANDINGS (Through 8 of 21 events)
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