Trio Become All-Americans, Men Still Top Nationals Standings

Trio Become All-Americans, Men Still Top Nationals Standings

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Three Ashland University athletes earned All-American honors on Day 2 of the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Bradenton, Fla., on Friday (May 26).

In the men's discus throw, junior Daniel Roberts earned his second All-American award in as many days in finishing fourth at 55.05 meters/180-feet-7. On Thursday (May 25), Roberts won the D-II men's hammer throw championship with a top mark of 69.84 meters/229-feet-1.

Senior Jason Zahn is an All-American in the men's discus for the third consecutive year, placing fifth on Friday at 54.72 meters/179-feet-6.

Roberts and Zahn combined for nine team points, leaving the Eagle men with 31 – more than enough to stay atop the team standings for a second consecutive day. Through eight of 21 events, Ashland's men lead second-place Texas A&M-Commerce (19) by 12 points and third-place Tiffin and Central Missouri (16) by 15 points.

The first outdoor nationals for junior Hannah Bartlome was a successful one, as she earned her first All-American citation, taking eighth in the women's high jump at 1.71 meters/5-feet-7¼. 

Also in the men's discus, freshman Alex Hill finished 13th with a top mark of 50.05 meters/164-feet-2.

In the men's 110 hurdles prelims, freshman Arthur Greenlee IV finished 15th in 14.44 seconds.

UP NEXT: The third and final day of the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday (May 27).

 
 

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