CMU's Jackson, Fulton Earn All-American Honors at Nationals
GENEVA, OH - Central Methodist's DeMarcus Jackson and Kate Fulton earned All-America honors on the final day of the NAIA Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field National Championships at the SPIRE Institute.
Jackson placed third in the Finals of the men's 60 meter dash. After breaking his own school record Friday in the Semifinals, the Dallas, Texas, native posted a time of 6.76 seconds.
Fulton garnered All-America honors for the third straight season in the women's high jump. The Branson, Mo., product finished tied for fifth in the event after clearing 1.65 meters on her second attempt.
The Eagles' Jonisha McCoy was 10th in the women's high jump after clearing 1.60 meters. Lexie Wilt claimed 15th in the women's shot put with a personal-best toss of 13.15 meters.
Central Methodist's Shelby Garrigus competed in the women's triple jump but did not record a mark.
The Oklahoma Baptist men's and women's programs won the team titles at the 2013 NAIA Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field National Championships at SPIRE Institute Saturday. The women take home a record-tying fifth national championship and the men hoist the banner for the first time. The Bison become the fifth different school to sweep the team championships and first since Azusa Pacific (Calif.) in 2004.
There were five men's and women's national championships records set during the event and one additional SPIRE Institute facility record.
Oklahoma Baptist head coach Ford Mastin was named the Men's and Women's Coach of the Year after his teams won by sizable amounts. His men tallied 86.50 points to stave off defending national champion Wayland Baptist (Texas) by 16.50 points. On the women's side, the Bison held a 113-87 scoring advantage over second-place Indiana Tech.
Central Methodist returns to the track and field for the CMU Open, the first meet of the outdoor season on Saturday, March 16. The meet starts at Davis Field at 9 a.m. CT.