BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's indoor track and field team finished in ninth place nationally at the NCAA Division II Championships on Saturday, following yet another All-American performance from Luis Romero.
Romero was the national runner-up in the 800 meters, finishing the race with a time of 1:50.12 – just 0.16 seconds away from defending his national title in the event. Romero started in the back of the pack, then charged towards the front before running out of room. He earns his sixth All-American honor. He also finished 16th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:25.49.
The men's 4x400 meter relay team of Erick Quiroz, Aaron Lecesne, Josiah Dennis, and Dedrian Windham finished in 11th place with a time of 3:16.03.
The Lions totaled 22 points – eight in the 800 meters, five in the triple jump, five in the heptathlon, and four in the distance medley relay. This is the Lions' second-best all-time finish at the Indoor Championships, just behind last season's eighth place finish. Tiffin won the national title with 62 points.
In women's action, Jasmine Roberts finished 12th in the triple jump, establishing a new school record at 12.06 meters. Markie Abbott placed 10th in the high jump with a high clearance of 1.70 meters, and Alexandra Van Sickle was 11th in the shot put with a long toss of 13.81 meters.
The Lions have now completed their indoor season and will quickly transition into the outdoor schedule. A&M-Commerce's first outdoor meets are in the next week, with the Angelo State Spring Break Multis on Wednesday and Thursday, and the TCU Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
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