Kiely advances to mile finals; Fakorede places 11th in weight throw at NCAAs

Adedire Fakorede placed 11th in the weight throw on March 9, 2018 at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala. (D3Photography.com)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Bates senior Adedire Fakorede finished 11th in the 35-pound weight throw, while Bates senior Jack Kiely advanced to the finals of the mile run on Friday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, taking place at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Kiely (Severna Park, Md.) ran a time of 4:13.37 in the second of two trial heats, one place ahead of the cutoff for the 10-athlete field of the event finals on Saturday. Kiely entered the event as the eighth seed, based on his season-best time of 4:09.14.

Kiely races in the mile final Saturday at 2:50pm Central time.

Fakorede (Newark, N.J.) threw the weight 17.45 meters on his first attempt, 18.10 meters (59 feet, 4 3/4 inches) on his second attempt, and fouled on his third. His top mark was 11th in the field of 15 men, missing the final round of nine competitors. The two-time All-American placed third in the weight throw at 2016 nationals, and he placed fourth in 2017.

Bates Schedule at NCAA Championships
(Central Time)

Friday, March 9
11:00AM -- Men's Weight Throw (Fakorede)
2:35PM -- Men's Mile Prelims (Kiely)
4:00PM -- Women's 800 Meters Prelims (Eickhoff)
5:05PM -- Women's 5,000 Meters Finals (Cook)

Saturday, March 10
2:00PM -- Women's Triple Jump Finals (Ceesay)
2:50PM -- Men's Mile Finals (Kiely)
3:50PM -- Women's 800 Meters Finals (Eickhoff)
4:45PM -- Women's 3,000 Meters Finals (Cook)