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Hicks Sets 200m Record on Day Two of Summit League Championship

Hicks Sets 200m Record on Day Two of Summit League Championship

The Basics
Event: Summit League Championship / Hosted by North Dakota State
Location: Fargo, N.D. / Schlanser Track-Shelly Ellig Sports Complex
Complete Results: Summit League Championship – Day 2

FARGO, N.D. – The Oral Roberts track and field teams set a number of personal bests on day two of the 2017 Summit League Outdoor Championships, Friday. Highlighting the day was D'Khari Hicks, who set a meet record in the 200m dash, breaking his own mark from a year ago.

News & Notes
- D'Khari Hicks topped both of his previous season bests, in both the 200m (20.76) and 400m (48.24) events, including the new meet record in the 200m dash. 

- Jaden Purnell took advantage of the wind and got out 7.21m (23-8.0)) from the board, topping his previous best of 7.00m.

- Aobakwe Malau ran 10.62 to qualify for the finals in the 100m dash. It was the fastest time by a Golden Eagle this season.

- Mercy Abire edged her season best in the long jump by 0.01m.

- Cameron Hilliard smashed her season bests in the 100m and 200m events. Her 100m time of 11.88 was 0.02 slower than she ran last week, but that was with a 3.3 wind, versus a 1.7 wind on Friday.

Men's Top 8 Finishers
Long Jump
5thJaden Purnell – 7.21m (23-8.0)

400m Dash Preliminaries
1stOmeiza Akerele – 47.53
3rdD'Khari Hicks – 48.24
8th – Dominique James – 49.27

100m Dash Preliminaries
5th – Aobakwe Malau – 10.62

200m Dash Preliminaries
1stD'Khari Hicks – 20.76
2ndOmeiza Akerele – 21.11
3rd – Aobakwe Malau – 21.24

3,000m Steeplechase Finals
7th – Joshua Lee – 9:38.69

Women's Top 8 Finishers
Long Jump
4thMercy Abire – 5.93m (19-5.5)
8thAmaya Christon – 5.80m (19-0.5)

100m Dash Preliminaries
2ndCameron Hilliard – 11.88
8thMercy Abire – 12.12

200m Dash Preliminaries
3rdCameron Hilliard – 24.15

Up Next
Action from the 2017 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships finish up Saturday.

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