Four Eagle athletes spent their midterm break in Mankato, Minn., for the NCAA Division II National Indoor Championships. All four athletes won All-American honors.
Cody Hunt, senior of Lingle, Wyo., competed in the shot put with a throw of 57’3/4”. Even though he fouled on five of his six throws, he was still able to place fourth at the meet and earn All-American honors. He also improved from his eighth-place performance last season.
Also securing fourth place was Alex Graham, sophomore of St. Leonardo, Jamaica, in the 60 meter run. His time was 6.78, just .04 seconds slower than his preliminary race. His fourth-place finish was still enough to net All-American honors.
“I feel I did well because I had a bad start, but finished the race out well,” said Graham.
Coming in seventh in the high jump was Jazmyn Webster, sophomore of Cheyenne, Wyo., with a jump of 5’ 7 and 3/4”.
Even though the jump was a quarter of an inch below her personal-best, she was able to obtain All-American honors for the first time. This is better than last year, when she missed All-American honors by one place.
Karl McFarlane, junior of Montego Bay, Jamaica, also came in seventh place in the 60-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.01 seconds.
“It was on okay race. I needed to get more in the mind set of it being one shot, that’s it,” said McFarlane.
All four athletes will be participating in the outdoor season except McFarlane, who will red-shirt due to a bad knee.
When asked how he felt about the outdoor season, Graham answered, “I am going to take it one step at a time, work out every day, and see how it goes.”