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Men's Outdoor Track & Field - Sat, May 27, 2017

It was a record-setting day and it finished with the top outdoor finish in school history. 

The Bees took advantage of their two events on Saturday to score a total of 28 points and finish 9th as a team. It was the first time in school history St. Ambrose had a top 10 finish at the outdoor national championship. The 28 points were also the most scored by the Bees at a national meet.

Michael Ohioze ended his illustrious career with his 10th All-American performance, a fifth place finish in the 400m dash. His time of 47.26 breaks the school record of 47.67 set by Ohioze last year. He finished in the position he qualified in, and scored four points to help the Bees effort.

After the 400m hurdle record stood for more than 15 years, Jack Reemtsma broke it twice in the span of 24 hours. Coming off, making finals as the final qualifier, Reemtsma raced to a runner-up finish with a time of 53.39. He was less than a second away from capturing the Bees second national championship of the weekend.

"It was a roller-coaster weekend that's for sure," SAU head coach Dan Tomlin said. "But I'm really proud of how the men fought through adversity and really competed with exceptional effort. 

"It was really a changing of the guard to see Jack and Michael compete in back-to-back events and earn podium finishes."

NAIA Track & Field Outdoor National Championship Results
Anthony Peters, 5000m Race Walk, 1st (10 pts.)
Jack Reemtsma, 400m Hurdles, 2nd (8)
Emilio Mancha, 5000m Race Walk, 3rd (6)
Michael Ohioze, 400m dash, 5th (4)
Cole Connell, Decathlon, 11th
Michael Ohioze, 200m, 12th
4x100 Relay, 14th
Jack Reemtsma, 110m Hurdles, 16th
4x400 Relay, DQ