NCAA Divsion II Outdoor Championships Recap

Abilene Christian scored 22 points in the final three events to post a two and a half point victory over St. Augustine's in the men's competition at the 2006 NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships in Emporia, Kan. The Lincoln women won the 100m, 200m, 400m and both relays to post a seven point win over Abilene Christian. It is the fifth straight national championship for the Wildcat men and the fourth straight win for the Blue Tiger women.

There were four meet records broken over the three days of competition beginning with Wilbert Walker's 26-08.25 mark int eh long jump on Thursday. The sophomore from Lincoln University came back with a wind aided triple jump mark of 55-04.25 that is the farthest triple jump in NCAA Championship history regardless of conditions. Although not a meet record Andy Vogelsberg of Emporia State became the second best performer in the men's javelin with a throw of 245-03 for his first national championship. Walker was joined by Nicodemus Naimadu of Abilene Christian as double winners on the men's side with victories in the 3000m steeplechase and the 5000m.

The women were the record breakers on the track, with Lincoln's Davita Pendergast running a 51.29 to set the standard in the 400m. Lynnsey Dailey of Ft. Valley State set a meet record in the 400 hurdles with a time of 57.18 for one of her two individual championships in the meet. Dailey also won the 100m hurdles, placed sixth in the 100m and was one of five double event winners for the women. Cecilia Barnes of Cal. State-Bakersfield was the high point scorer for the meet with 25 points. She won the discus and hammer and placed fourth in the shot put. The other double event winners for the women were Janika Martell of Lincoln in the 100m and 200m, Victoria Matinez in the 800mand 1500m and MAndi Zemba of Grand Valley State in the 3000m and 5000m.