Davis Finishes Tied for 11th in 60, Case Currently 12th in Heptathlon at NCAA Indoor Championships

Davis Finishes Tied for 11th in 60, Case Currently 12th in Heptathlon at NCAA Indoor Championships

BOSTON, Ma. - Sophomores Ritchie Case and Dereck Davis competed on the first day of the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the Reggie Lewis Center.

In the heptathlon, Case started off strong with a sixth place finish out of 20 athletes in the 60m dash with a time of 7.28 seconds. Case followed that up with a 6.52m leap in the long jump, giving him ninth in the event. In the shot put, Case's top toss of 10.74 meters gave him 15th. In the fourth and final event of the day, Case had a top height of 1.83 meters, putting him into a tie for 13th. With three events remaining, Case sits at 12th overall, but just 39 points out of the top eight with a score of 2670. 

Davis clocked a 6.91 in the preliminaries of the 60m dash, which placed him into a tie for 11th, leaving him out of Saturday's final by just .02 seconds. Davis, who was named the Co-MAC Track Athlete of the Year after winning the 60 and 200m dash events at the conference championships, was the second Mustang in program history to qualify for nationals in the 60 (Devonte Williams - 2017). Davis' 11th-place finish also tied Williams for the highest finish in the event. 

The second and final day of the meet takes place on Saturday, March 9. Case will look to move up in the heptathlon standings, where the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1000m run remain.