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ASC Athletes Set for NCAA-III Outdoor Track Championships
May 21, 2003

NCAA Track and FieldEight American Southwest Conference student-athletes will compete in this weekend's NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Merrick-Pinkard Track Complex in Canton, N.Y. (May 22-24).

McMurry University, conference men's and women's track and field champions, sends the largest ASC contingent to the national meet with one woman and four men all competing in field events. Two national champions top the Indians' list of qualifiers: junior Darcell Edwards and sophomore Cody Brotherton. Edwards will defend her NCAA outdoor triple jump crown, entering the meet with the nation's second-best leap in the event. Edwards will also compete in long jump, an event she finished as national runner-up a year ago and that she has the nation's top qualifying performance this season. Brotherton looks to add to his 2003 national shot put title collection, winning the NCAA-III Indoor shot put championship in mid-March (57-2).

McMurry's national-bound team also includes junior Jerrod Cook in the hammer throw, freshman Ryder Peacock in high jump, and freshman Ty Gerner in pole vault.

Other ASC student-athletes qualifying for the NCAA-III Outdoor Track and Field Championships include Sul Ross State University freshman Phillip Givens who earned a spot in two events, the 100-meter dash and long jump. Sophomore Quinton Boldon of Howard Payne University is scheduled to compete in the 200-meter dash while Texas Lutheran University freshman Amber Arrambide will participate in the high jump.

Results from the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships can be accessed at www.ncaasports.com. The host school's (St. Lawrence University) Web site special area can be accessed by clicking on the logo at the top of this release.

ASC COMPETITORS AT THE NCAA-III OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Men's Event Athlete Year School Qualifying Time/Distance
100-m Dash Phillip Givens Fr. Sul Ross State 10.79
200-m Dash Quinton Boldon So. Howard Payne 21.6
Long Jump Phillip Givens Fr. Sul Ross State 23-0 3/4 (7.30m)
Shot Put Cody Brotherton So. McMurry 57-9 (17.60m)
Hammer Throw Jerrod Cook Jr. McMurry 186-10 (56.94m)
High Jump Ryder Peacock Fr. McMurry 6-11 1/2 (2.21m)
Pole Vault Ty Gerner Fr. McMurry 15-8 1/4 (4.78m)
         
Women's Event Athlete Year School Qualifying Time/Distance
Long Jump Darcell Edwards Jr. McMurry 19-10 1/4 (6.05m) -- #1
Triple Jump Darcell Edwards Jr. McMurry 41-1 (12.52m) -- #2
High Jump Amber Arrambide Fr. Texas Lutheran 5-5 3/4 (1.67m)


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