KINGSVILLE, Texas – After entering the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 24th and final spot of the 200m dash, freshman Philip Landrum finished well above that mark in the preliminary round Friday evening (May 24).
Competing in the fastest of the three heats, Landrum placed 15th at the national meet after crossing the line in 21.48. The Wichita, Kan. native was the second-fastest freshman in the field.
The race capped off a successful freshman campaign for Landrum, who placed 14th in the 60m dash at the Indoor National Championships after capturing the indoor MIAA title in the same event. Landrum also climbed the podium at the outdoor conference meet after placing third in the 100m dash earlier this month.
Three Tigers will wrap up the national meet Saturday, beginning with junior Alexcia Deutscher in the javelin throw at 11:30 a.m. Kolt Newell will compete in the high jump beginning at 5:30 p.m. while the gun is set to go off in Brett Meyer’s 1,500m finals at 5:45 p.m.