Brookings, S.D. – Carter Price is no stranger to the podium in track and field. And he saved his best for the very end. He ran a personal best 47.81 in the 400-meter finals of the 2020 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships. That time was good enough for a sixth-place finish, two spots better than his last All-American race in 2018.
Price earned the last spot into the finals with the eighth fastest time in the preliminary races. With the stress of making finals over, Price just wanted to improve his time and make the most of the opportunity. He did just that as he ran his first sub-48 400-meter race.
Three other Panthers had solid showings the Indoor Championships. Brianna Florvilus just missed out on All-American status as she finished ninth in the 400 meter dash. She actually posted a faster time than the eighth-place finisher in the preliminary heats, but that runner won her heat automatically qualifying her for the finals. Florvilus ran her race in 57.31.
Brianna Eckerberg also just missed out on the podium as she finished in ninth place in the shot put. She heaved a throw of 43′ 9.75″.
Blessing Osueke jumped 17′ 2″ in the long jump which was good enough for 20th.