Claremore Daily Progress

May 23, 2013

RSU's Reyes, Apolinar compete in NAIA Track/Field National Championships


MARION, Ind. — Rogers State student-athletes Oscar Reyes and Maria Apolinar will compete in the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships which are set to take place in Marion, Ind., from May 23–25.

Reyes and Apolinar will both compete in the marathon at the championship on Saturday, May 25 at 6 a.m. There are 51 male qualifiers and 45 female qualifiers running in the event. Reyes punched his ticket to the championship with a 12th place finish at the Moundbuilder Half Marathon hosted by Southwestern College (Kan.) in December. The junior registered a time of 1:14:07. Apolinar qualified on April 6 with a time of 1:30:56 at the Bentonville Running Festival Half Marathon.

Indiana Wesleyan University will host the 2013 national championships for the fourth-straight year. The city becomes the fifth different in championships history to host this event for four-or-more consecutive years.