El Dorado, Kan. – With only a few event finals being contested on the first day of competition at the NJCAA Division I Track and Field National championships the Mesa teams got off to a slow start.
The women scored five points to tie for 11th place.
For the men, the T-Birds recorded just one point on day one. That came from Eric Cochran who took eighth place in the pole vault at 14-7 ¼. Indoor national champion Kyle Downey failed to clear a height, as did Noah Lovato.
Nikaeus Hale-Mercer placed tenth in the hammer with a toss of 155-9.
The meet gets into full swing Friday.