Benkert and Nummela best school record in 1,500 meters at Arkansas
Nummela finished 12th in the event and had a time faster than his previous record with a mark of 3:49.59. The time is a provisional in the event and ranks second in the MIAA and 10th in division II.
James Coleman placed sixth, but was the top division II performer with a provisional distance of 165-10 in the discus and Andrew Gassen was eighth in the javelin. Taylor McClelland was 12th in the long jump and Kyle Hancock placed 11th in the hammer. Seth Hackney placed sixth in the shot put, while Hancock was 10th.
The Lions will be back in action next weekend at the 2010 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Pittsburg State.