Bethany's Davis 10th at nationals

By Bethany College Sports Information
March 09, 2014
Bethany College Sports Information

GENEVA, Ohio — Bethany College senior Kaitlyn Davis capped off an impressive indoor track and field season with a 10th-place finish in the women's high jump at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend.

She had a jump of 5-4.96. She narrowly missed at 5-6.14, separating fourth place from tenth place.

"I'm very proud of how well Kaitlyn competed this weekend and how well she represented Bethany College," Swede coach Ken Ciolek said. "It was a very closely contested competition where one height separated her in 10th place and the fourth-place athlete. Kaitlyn showed remarkable resolve and capped off a tremendous indoor campaign with a great showing here at nationals. I am looking forward to seeing her continue to improve with the rest of the track and field team, as we now set our focus on the outdoor season.”

Davis was crowned KCAC high jump champion on Feb. 8, clearing 5-7.7. Her jump set a new KCAC meet record, a new Bethany College school record and at the time, earned the second-highest mark in the NAIA in 2014. Coming into the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, Davis was sitting fifth in the nation.

In addition, Davis was named an All-KCAC Champion of Character Award winner for both indoor track and field as well as volleyball. 

Davis is the daughter of Carl and Julie Davis of Hill Ckity, and is majoring in physical education.

Sophomore Akela Jones of Oklahoma Baptist University won the high jump national championship with a  5-10.08 performance.