GULF SHORES, Ala. – A pair of Trojans earned a chance to race for NAIA All-American honors, as Caleb Anthony and Matt Hall each advanced through their respective Friday trials and into Saturday's finals.
Anthony opened day two of the NAIA Outdoor National Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium by turning in his fastest career time in the 110-meter hurdles. The freshman logged a blistering mark of 14.33 to win his heat and turn in the third-best time of the prelims, just off pace of the top time of 14:29.
Hall followed Anthony into Saturday's finals with a time of 15:07.02 in the 5,000-meters. The time was Hall's fifth-best of the season but placed the seven-time senior All-American in fourth place among all times in the trials and comfortably into Saturday's final.
Leslie Romer was also in action on Friday, closing his collegiate career with a time of 11:36 in the 100-meter dash trials.
No. 23 Taylor will have five individuals compete for NAIA All-American honors on Saturday in the final day of Nationals. Aaron Scott will get things started in the marathon at 7:00 am (ET), with Jonathan DeHaan competing in the pole vault at 2:00 pm, Joseph Beamish racing in the steeplechase at 3:00 pm, Anthony taking the track and 4:30 and Hall wrapping up the day at 6:55 pm.