Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some Updates

Sorry for the delay in posts. Here are some highlights since I last posted...

The team qualified a DMR, 3 Heps (RJ,and Brock) Blankenship in the Mile, Rombough in the 3k, Fisher in the high jump and Studt in the shot put and weight throw.

The guys competed this weekend and did great, placing 8th as a team. The top eight Americans in the field earn All-American status, and all our guys made it. Our 9 All-Americans ties for the most by any team in the NCAA Championship. NCAA Champs Florida and runners-up Oregon both also had 9 athletes earn All-American.

Pretty good company.

The DMR took third (I'll post video when available). Blankenship led it off - passed to Stroman and then to Harun. Rombough ran the anchor, and with a few laps to go rolled his ankle pretty bad on the rail... it was quite swollen after the race, and there was question as to his ability to race the 3k the next night. That said, Rombough ran down several people in the final 200-meters to move into third in the final meters.

Studt earned his first All-American in the weight, matching his lifetime best at 69-7. He also earned All-American in the shot, placing 6th. He was one of only two athletes to earn All-American in both throwing event (Jason Lewis from ASU, 7th in shot and 6th in weight throw).

The Multi-eventers all earned All-American status with their performance in the hepathlon. RJ finished 6th, Brock was 9th and Jack was 10th (and also the top freshman in the NCAA). They had the unique experience of being part of a world record performance in the hepathlon... Oregon's Ashton Eaton broke the world record with his score of 6,499.

Fisher earned his first All-American honor by making the first two heights with no misses. His jump of 7'.25 tied for 9th.

Great job guys. Now onto spring break down in Tempe, Az.

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