While he redshirted the Big Sky Conference indoor track season, Northern Arizona's Tyler Day competed at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Saturday afternoon.
Running the 3000 meters, Day finished ninth after being tripped up early on in the race and moving up from the back of the 14-runner pack. Chipping away right after the fall, Day moved into 12th at the 400-meter mark and 10th after 800 meters. Running an 8:08.16, Day did not beat his career-best time, but topped the 8:14.24 he ran at the Iowa State Classic in 2016 and his 8:16.26 he ran to win the 2017 Big Sky Conference Indoor title, according to the Track and Field Results Reporting System's website.
Current Northern Arizona jumps coach Roderick Townsend also competed at the indoor championship meet Saturday afternoon, competing in the high jump. After clearing 2.10 meters at Northern Arizona's own Mountain T's Invitational earlier this month, Townsend failed to clear the opening height of 2.14m on Saturday.
Former Lumberjack Deante Kemper, who also jumped in Flagstaff at the Mountain T's Invite, finished in a tie for fourth after he cleared 2.19m, but missed on three attempts at 2.24m.
Brooke Anderson, in the midst of her senior indoor season, is listed among seven others to compete in the women's weight throw Sunday at noon.