MARION, Ind. -- Kaytlyn Coleman’s fantastic freshman season as a member of the Lewis-Clark State College women’s track team got even better on Friday.
The Kennewick, Wash. native became an All-American in her second event in as many days at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Coleman placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 13.97 meters (45 feet, 10 inches), a day after taking third place in the hammer throw.
She will take part in the discus competition on Saturday.
Elsewhere for the Warriors, freshman Sam Atkin won the preliminary heat of the men’s 5,000 meters, posting a time of 14:51.33, a full eight seconds faster than his closest competitor.
He will run in Saturday’s final.
Pauric McLaughlin will also be running for a championship on Saturday after nabbing the ninth and final qualifying spot in the 800 meter race. McLaughlin finished ninth in a time of 1:52.46, squeezing into the final by .24.
These three Warrior athletes, along with Kelsey Klettke (1500 meters), Hayden Randall (3000-meter steeplechase), will compete Saturday on the final day of the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.