Recent Men's Outdoor Track & Field Headlines
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Thu, May. 26, 2016 at 6:45 PM - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    GULF SHORES, Ala. – University of Rio Grande freshman Nikola Andjelic remains in the hunt for an All-American finish in the men's decathlon following the opening day of the 65th Annual NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.
    Andjelic, a native of Split, Croatia, sits in eighth place with 3,297 points after the completion of five events in the 10-event competition.
    Andjelic is 16 points in front of Central Methodist University's Drew Gandy for what would be the last of the eight positions which will earn All-American status.

Alex Presley leads a trio of Rio Grande athletes at the NAIA Outdoor Championships
Alex Presley leads a trio of Rio Grande athletes at the NAIA Outdoor Championships
Wed, May. 25, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three athletes representing the University of Rio Grande will be among those participating in the 65th annual Men's National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, which get underway Thursday and continue through Saturday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.
    Sophomore Alex Presley (Zanesville, OH) leads the trio with entries in two events - the shot put and discus throw - while freshman Nikola Andjelic (Split, Croatia) and junior Alex Nichols (Pickerington, OH) are part of the decathlon and shot put, respectively.

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Sat, May. 14, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    HILLSDALE, Mich. - Alex Presley posted first-place finishes in both the shot put and discus throw to lead the University of Rio Grande men's track and field team at Wednesday's Hillsdale Classic hosted by Hillsdale College.
    Presley, a sophomore from Zanesville, Ohio, had a toss of 17.38m in the shot put and 50.09m in the discus throw to grab the top spot in both events. His effort in the discus again met the "A" qualifying standard for the upcoming NAIA National Championships and is ranked 15th nationally.

Alex Presley had two first place finishes and a second place showing at Friday's Ohio Open
Alex Presley had two first place finishes and a second place showing at Friday's Ohio Open
Fri, May. 6, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    ATHENS, Ohio - Alex Presley had a pair of first-place finishes, while four others representing the University of Rio Grande men's track and field team also took top honors in their respective events at Friday's Ohio Open hosted by Ohio University.
    Presley, a sophomore from Zanesville, Ohio, finished first in both the hammer throw (48.32m) and shot put (17.24m), while also taking second in the discus throw (48.84m).

Rio Grande posted its second straight KIAC men's track & field title on Saturday at the Stockmeister Track & Field Complex
Rio Grande posted its second straight KIAC men's track & field title on Saturday at the Stockmeister Track & Field Complex
Sat, Apr. 30, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Second verse, same as the first.
    For the second consecutive season, the University of Rio Grande cruised to a triple-digit victory and the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's track and field title during the league's annual championship meet, Saturday afternoon, at a rainy Stockmeister Track & Field Complex.
    The RedStorm tallied 271 points en route to the crown, well ahead of runner-up Point Park University's total of 115. Indiana University East was a distant third with 66 points.
    Freshman Nikola Andjelic (Split, Croatia) captured Most Valuable Performer honors after taking first place in the javelin throw (46.38m) and long jump (6.44m), finishing second in the 110-meter hurdles (15.42) and pole vault (3.95m) and placing third in high jump (1.80m) for 42 points.

Sophomore Matt Hodge was named KIAC Track Athlete of the Week on Monday
Sophomore Matt Hodge was named KIAC Track Athlete of the Week on Monday
Mon, Apr. 18, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

KIAC Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. -- University of Rio Grande's Matt Hodge placed in two track events at the Ball State Challenge to earn Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honors for April 11-17.
    A sophomore from Lucasville, Ohio, Hodge was second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.21 seconds and seventh in the 100-meter dash at 11.28 seconds.