BALDWIN CITY, Kan. — William Woods freshman Ellie Dimond and sophomore Landon Dunlap were the only two competitors for the Owls on Saturday at the Zach Kindler Wildcat Invitational, but both came home with first-place finishes.
Dimond won the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:27.33, an NAIA "B" standard for the national championships. It was just Dimond's second time competing in the event, but she broke the William Woods record time by nearly five seconds.
Dunlap was the winner of the men's 1,500-meter run, crossing the finish line in 4:03.01, just 0.36 seconds ahead of Evangel's Duncan Gakuru. Dunlap surpassed his previous personal-best time of 4:05.33, moving into third place all-time in the William Woods record book, and still holds the top time in the 1,500 in the American Midwest Conference.
William Woods will compete Friday and Saturday in the AMC outdoor track and field championships at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis.