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Honeyman makes hurdles finals for Blue Hawks track and field

GULF SHORES, Ala. -- Abby Honeyman set out to make the final heat of her race before the week, but her dreams weren't too high.The Dickinson State sophomore ran the 100-meter hurdles in 14.6 seconds for seventh of the preliminary round of the NAI...

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Dickinson State’s Jay Liggins competes during the NAIA national track and field meet on Friday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala. (Submitted Photo by Stormie Sickler)

GULF SHORES, Ala. - Abby Honeyman set out to make the final heat of her race before the week, but her dreams weren’t too high.
The Dickinson State sophomore ran the 100-meter hurdles in 14.6 seconds for seventh of the preliminary round of the NAIA track and field meet on Friday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium. Honeyman will compete in the finals heat today.
Also representing DSU was Jose Chorro, who was 20th in the 110-meter hurdles by clocking in at 14.92 seconds.
Alysse Charlesworth ended up 18th in the women’s triple jump by going 10.87 meters.
Jay Liggins missed out on the final flight of the long jump with a mark of 7.06 meters - 0.17 meters shy of the final round.
Whitney Leuenberger threw the shot put 12.93 meters for 18th place.
Tommy Sease ended up 12th in the decathlon with 6,155 points. Sease ran the 100 in 11.89 seconds, jumped 5.7 meters in the long jump, threw 11.4 meters in the shot put, jumped 1.85 meters in the high jump, ran the 400 in 52.29 seconds, ran the 110-meter hurdles in 16.75 seconds, threw the discus 36.04 meters, completed the pole vault at 3.85 meters, threw the javelin 39.44 meters, and ran the 1,500 meters in 4:32.97.
On Thursday, Beau Ackerman competed in the men’s javelin and nabbed 19th with a throw of 169-9.25.
Paitton Herbst ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase and ended in 21st with a time of 11:33.51.
The final day of the meet is today.

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