NAIA Outdoor Championships
Joe Anderson qualified for the finals in the 1500m in the only event that took place for the Defenders in a rain-shortened day one of the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
Anderson finished with the seventh fastest preliminary time (3:55.6) and advanced to Saturday's final. Running in a very competitive and strong field in heat two, Anderson was seventh in his heat and ended with a faster time than all of the runners in section one. Friday's final will be at 3:10pm.
The remaining two events for the Defender men, the semifinals of the 4x800 and steeplechase, did not take place because of the strong storms. The Defenders will run in the 4x800 on Thursday morning at 11:10am while Eric Steiger, Nic Veldhorst and Peter Shippy will run in the steeplechase at 11:50am.