Recent Men's Outdoor Track & Field Headlines
Rio's Alex Presley lets go of his throw during Saturday's NAIA Shot Put Championship
Rio's Alex Presley lets go of his throw during Saturday's NAIA Shot Put Championship
Sat, May. 28, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    GULF SHORES, Ala. - University of Rio Grande sophomore Alex Presley captured All-American honors as a result of his third place finish in the Men' Shot Put, Saturday, in the 65th Annual NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.
    Presley, a native of Zanesville, Ohio, had a toss of 17.47m to finish behind champion Zachary Lurz of Concordia, Neb. (18.11m) and runner-up Jacob Armbrust of Olivet Nazarene (17.66m).
    The top eight finishers in each event earned All-American status.

Freshman Nikola Andjelic competes in the 110-meter hurdles as part of the Men's Decathlon at the NAIA Championships
Freshman Nikola Andjelic competes in the 110-meter hurdles as part of the Men's Decathlon at the NAIA Championships
Fri, May. 27, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    GULF SHORES, Ala. – University of Rio Grande freshman Nikola Andjelic established a new personal and school record in the Men's Decathlon with 6,462 points and posted an All-American finish for the RedStorm on Friday in the 65th Annual NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.
    Andjelic, who was in eighth place after the completion of the first five events in the 10-event competition, finished in sixth place after taking third place in the javelin (49.74m), fifth place in the pole vault (4.05m), sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.27), ninth place in the 1,500-meter run (4:48.93) and 11th in the discus throw (32.15m) in Friday's second day of competition.
    The top eight finishers in each event receive All-American honors.
    Andjelic, a native of Split, Croatia, eclipsed his previous high-point mark of 6,424 points set earlier this year.

Rio's Nikola Andjelic is in 8th place in the Men's Decathlon after day one of the NAIA Championships
Rio's Nikola Andjelic is in 8th place in the Men's Decathlon after day one of the NAIA Championships
Thu, May. 26, 2016 - [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.

News Photo
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).

 
 
 
 
River States Conference