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Day 2 Recap Men's Indoor Track & Field

Brookings, S.D. - Levi Sudbeck of Doane (Neb.) completed a dramatic comeback to win his second straight national title in the heptahlon to highlight day two of the 2020 NAIA Men’s Indoor National Championship held at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

Six champions were crowned on day two and prelims took place in eight running events.

In ninth place after four events on day one, Levi Sudbeck placed second in the 60m hurdles, won the pole vault and held on in the 1,000 to repeat as champion in the heptathlon

Wayland Baptist (Texas) continued its dominance in the 4x800 relay, winning their third straight championship, edging runner-up Aquinas (Mich.) by less than a second

Dan Nehnevai of West Virginia Tech won the first event of the day, the 3000m Race Walk, with a time of 12:09; Nehnevai placed sixth last year

A national runner-up in the weight throw in 2019, Jacob Cornelio of Concordia (Neb.) claimed the ultimate prize in this year’s championship with a toss of 19.69m

Two freshmen won titles in the other two finals on day two; Travis Joseph of Valley City State (S.D.) won the high jump and Ineh Emmanuel of William Carey (Miss.) claimed the title in the long jump by .02m over Thomas Jackson of Bethel (Ind.)

Doane (Neb.) holds the lead in the team standings with 23 points, followed by West Virgina Tech (18) and Grand View (Iowa) with 16

The national championships continue Friday with the continuation of the men’s heptathlon kicking off the day at 10 a.m. CST. The finals of the race walk (10:30 a.m. women, 11:25 a.m. men) and will follow, with both field and running events beginning at. Finals for the three 200m men’s and women’s relays will highlight the track at 5:20 p.m. and finals in six field events will highlight the infield throughout Friday afternoon.