LA CROSSE, Wis. – For the first time in program history a men's relay team earned All-American honors as the team of Dom Nda (Pittsfield, Mass.), Garth Miriyoga (Johannesburg, South Africa), Bless Amedoadzi (Boston, Mass.), and Stefan Powell (Hyde Park, Mass.) recorded a seventh-place finish overall Saturday afternoon on the final day of the Outdoor National Championship meet.
Men's – 70th place (2 pts)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a dominating 2018 outdoor regular and postseason, the men's 4x100-meter relay knew they were in a spot to become the first relay team in UMB history to earn All-America honors. As the lone representatives from the New England region, the Beacons faced-off against some of the top sprinters in the country.
With a new program record time of 40.98 seconds, the four Beacons secured their place in history as they became the first male members of the track and field team to earn All-America honors at an outdoor championship since 2014.
Saturday's result also marked the first time since the 2014 championship that the Beacons recorded a team score as they registered two points with the finish. This year's championship marked the final in the careers of Nda and Miriyoga.