McCord eighth in prelims, two spots shy of finals in 60-meter hurdles at NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championship
(GENEVA, Ohio) Teddy McCord needed an eighth-place finish in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships , but the junior from Perris, Calif., fell two spots shy, finishing 10th in 8.24 at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
McCord's 8.24 was in a three-runner tie, a thousandth of a second behind Indiana Wesleyan's Jake Smith. Trevor Stanley, the final qualifier for the finals, ran 8.23, a hundredth of a second ahead of McCord.
"Teddy made one small mistake and it cost him, but he ran really good," said Park coach Brian Renshaw. "You can't make any mistakes in the 60-meter hurdles and recover, but I'm still proud of the way he competed and has competed throughout the indoor season. He is really setting himself up for a good outdoor season later this month."
Nickola Shingles, from Central Methodist University, won the preliminary event in 7.97 seconds, a hundredth of a second ahead of Oklahoma Baptist's Kenneth Combs. The men's 60-meter hurdle national championship is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, in Geneva.
McCord and the rest of the Park University Track and Field program begin outdoor competition in a week, on March 14 at the Ottawa University Open in Ottawa, Kan.