Two FMU athletes qualify for NAIA Nationals Indoor Championship

Brittany Starling

Florida Memorial University (FMU) Men’s & Women’s indoor track and field teams closed out the regular season at the Embry-Riddle Last Chance Meet on Saturday with student athletes Corion Knight and Brittany Starling qualifying for the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championship.

National qualifier Corion Knight, currently ranked 7th in the nation in the High Jump with a leap of 6’10, hit the NAIA “A” qualifying mark for the High Jump with his second place finish with a mark of 2.09m.

Brittany Starling, the reigning Conference 100 Meter Champion, cruised to a second place finish in her heats of the 60 Meter dash in a time of 7.65 seconds, also the NAIA “A” qualifying mark.  Starling is currently ranked 9th in the nation in the 60 meter dash. Starling returned later in the day to run an impressive performance in the 200m dash with a season-best time of 24.94 seconds, which placed her 7th in a field of 30 runners.

The 2016 Men’s & Women’s NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships will take place March 3 – 5, 2016 at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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