CMU Finishes Strong at NAIA Track & Field Championships

5 years 3 weeks 4 days ago March 04, 2012 Mar 4, 2012 Sunday, March 04 2012 Sunday, March 04, 2012 9:55:56 AM CST in Sports
Source: Nicholas Petrone - Press Release

GENEVA, OH -- Saturday marked the final day of competition at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

On the men's side, Lucas Manring finished second in the 800 Meter Run, posting a new school record time of 1:50.16. Manring placed just two one hundredths of a second behind the National Champion, Jarrod Morris of Wayland Baptist, on his way to All-America honors.

"I was disappointed not to get the win, but Jarrod ran a great race," Manring said. "I think that this sets me up for a great outdoor season."

On the women's side, Rebeca Barajas earned All-America honors for the second time this weekend by placing eighth in the Triple Jump. Barajas native posted a leap of 11.31 meters. Shelby Garrigus placed 16th with a leap of 10.85 meters.

Kate Fulton, competing in the High Jump, was able to overcome an injured jumping foot to place fifth in the event. She earned All-America honors for the second straight year.

Kelly Klusmeyer placed 15th in the Shot Put with a toss of 12.86 meters.

"Overall, I thought we had a great weekend," Head Coach Mark Nelson stated. "Three All-Americans today and four overall is a great tally for us and exciting for our program as we move to the outdoor season."

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