Gulf Shores, Ala. – Shawnee State track and field finished competing at the NAIA National Championships in Gulf Shores over the weekend, with SSU's women finishing 39th and the men not recording a team score.
Shawnee State's standout performer for the weekend was Anna Havranek (JR/Sugarcreek, Ohio), who finished second in the 10,000-meter run. Havranek would go on to finish ninth in the 5000-meter run, logging a time of 18:17.69. Havranek's 10k time was enough to get Shawnee State a 39th place finish in the 68-team field.
Shawnee State also had two men compete over the weekend. Adrian Ross (JR/Chillicothe, Ohio) would finish 11th in the 3000-meter steeplechase, logging a time of 9:49.13, missing the scoring places. Seth Farmer (SO/Waverly, Ohio) was also in competition, running in the 1500-meter run preliminaries. Farmer's time of 4:00.43 failed to qualify him for the championship run.
The end of the NAIA National Championships bring Shawnee State track's season to a close and also brings to an end the 2016-17 competition year for Shawnee State athletics as a whole.
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