Track Masters: Hawks, Lady Hawks reign supreme once again at Mid-South Outdoor Championships

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Shorter has now swept the Mid-South Championships two years in a row

Shorter has now swept the Mid-South Championships two years in a row

April 25, 2010

Rio Grande, Ohio - Shorter College completed a sweep of the Mid-South Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at the Stockmeister Track & Field Complex on the campus of the University of Rio Grande on Saturday, signaling the second consecutive year that the Hawks and Lady Hawks have departed as conference champions.

The men took home their third straight MSC crown, accumulating 215 points to beat second place University of the Cumberlands (130.5) and third place finisher and meet host, Rio Grande (111).

The women, who captured their first-ever Mid-South title last spring, made it two in a row and two overall with a convincing, 98 point victory over Cumberlands. The Lady Hawks compiled 257 points while Cumberlands (159) and Lindsey Wilson College (116) rounded out the top three.

Shorter now turns its attention to the national stage - the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Marion, Ind., on May 27-29.

Both teams will have a chance to tune up for the event - Shorter will send athletes to the Mississippi Open hosted by the University of Mississippi in Oxford - with serious intentions of bringing home the school's first-ever track and field team national championship.

Shorter's Hawks placed fifth in last year's national meet, the first top ten in the program's brief history. The Lady Hawks posted a seventh place finish, just four points out of fourth, giving Shorter a pair of teams in the top ten and setting the stage for what could be a historic performance next month in Marion.

More details from this weekend's meet will follow later on Sunday.

Shorter College Men's Track
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