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Brookings, South Dakota – March 14, 2022 – The Life University (Life U) Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams performed well at the NAIA Indoor Championships this past weekend as both teams recorded a title in an event and finished fifth overall. The women’s team claimed 33 team points, while the men’s team earned 28 points.

Indiana Tech was the champion on the women’s side, taking first place with a total of 127 points in the 62-team women’s field. Oklahoma City took that honor in a closer competition on the men’s side with 62 points in a 64-team field.

On the women’s side, Life U’s Iantha Wright provided the team’s only championship, finishing her dominant indoor season with a first place time of 7.34 seconds in the 60-meter dash. The team’s first All-American at the event was earned by Kaylee Lowe on Friday, placing third in the long jump with a distance of 5.82 meters. The Life U women earned three more All-American honors on the final day of competition. Brianna Florvilus got things started in the 400-meter dash, finishing fourth with a time of 54.95 seconds. Wright earned her second spot on the podium of the weekend in the 200-meter dash, ending the event in fifth place with a time of 23.99 seconds. The final point earned for Life U came in the 4×400-meter relay team as they finished the finals in second place with a time of 3:42.86. The 4×400-meter relay squad was Alisha Wright, I. Wright, Florvilus and Aliyah Sangster.

All of the men’s accolades were earned on the final day, with the team’s champion and four All-Americans coming Saturday. The men earned their championship with a dominant effort in the 4×400-meter relay. The Life U squad of Jacob Ulrich, Ngoni Chadyiwa, Daniel Williams, and Sameer Mateen beat the closest competition by more than a second with a time of 3:08.77. The team’s first All-American of the day came in the 400-meter dash, with Chadyiwa placing sixth with a time of 47.73 seconds in the event. The Running Eagles also had a great showing in the 600-meter dash, as two of the team’s honors came in the one race with Ulrich taking the runner-up spot with a time of 1:16.67 and Faust finishing seventh with a time of 1:21.97. The last All-American honor for the men came in the 200-meter dash with Mateen posting a time of 21.21 for fourth place.

With the weather getting warmer and the finish of the NAIA Indoor Championships, the Life U Track and Field teams will turn to the outdoor season, their first competition coming March 18 at the Emory Spring Opener.

Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its College of Chiropractic, the largest single-campus College of Chiropractic in the world. Undergraduates can pursue 14 undergraduate degrees; a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway; and three graduate degrees within the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Some degree programs are offered to distance learners through the College of Online Education.

Life University strives to empower our students to succeed both professionally and personally. At Life U, we innovate our approach to higher education, while also remaining true to our philosophical commitment to produce informed leaders who exemplify humanistic values in their professions. To achieve this goal, Life U recognizes and demonstrates its dedication through three official Life University Values: Lasting Purpose, Vitalism and Integrity.

Life U’s 110-acre campus in Marietta, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta, is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students who come from all 50 United States and more than 65 countries.

For more information about Life University, visit life.edu.

For more information about Life U’s Athletics, visit liferunningeagles.com.


About Life University

Life University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, and also has programmatic accreditation through the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). The mission of Life University is to empower students with the education, skills and values necessary for career success and life fulfillment, based on a vitalistic philosophy.