Powell, Bowling Place Top 10

Oklahoma Christian University athletes recorded two top-10 performances in the NAIA National Track and Field Championships in Fresno, Calif., May 27.

Edmond freshman Jordan Powell placed eighth in the 1,500-meter run and junior Kenneth Bowling finished ninth in the 5,000-meter run.

Powell, the only freshman to make the finals, recorded a 4:03.14 after posting a personal-record time of 3:52.39 in the qualifying round.

Bowling had a 14:59.73 performance, his best of the season, in the 5,000 preliminaries, but posted a 15:09.62 in the finals.

Sophomore Chris Plank advanced to the semifinal round in the 110-meter hurdles and placed 11th overall with a 14.82 time.

The OC 4x800 men's relay finished 11th in 7:47.53. Running in the foursome were Curtis Pratt (1:58.3), Josh Wayland (1:55.7), Kevin Poole (1:57.9) and Powell (1:55.6).

Lady Eagle sophomore Natalie Clark finished 20th overall in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.69.

Senior Audra Bowling, Kenneth Bowling and junior Heather Ray were named NAIA Scholar Athletes and Kenneth Bowling received the NAIA Champions of Character Award.

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