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McMurry's Edwards, Brotherton Win National Track and Field Titles
May 30, 2003

Contributions from McMurry and St. Lawrence University Sports Information Offices

Darcell Edwards won both long jump and triple jump national titles while Cody Brotherton claimed his second shot put championship of the year to headline American Southwest Conference performances at the NCAA-III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at St. Lawrence University's Merrick-Pinkard Track complex (May 22-24).

The McMurry University duo used record-setting individual performances to earn their national titles and All-America citations.

Edwards won both the long jump and triple jump events and was named the Outstanding Female Field Athlete at the NCAA Championships with two All-America citations. Edwards' leap of 19 feet, 11 3/4 inches in the long jump is the best in women's Division III competition this season and set a new stadium record. The junior won her third triple jump national title in as many years with a record-setting jump of 42-0 3/4, a new benchmark for the stadium as well as all-time best in NCAA III competition.

Brotherton set a McMurry record with a stadium-best throw of 58 feet, 6 1/2 inches for his first outdoor shot put crown. In March, he took home the NCAA-III indoor shot put championship. The sophomore also claimed All-America status in the shot put.

Sul Ross State University freshman sprinter Phillip Givens claimed a two All-America awards, finishing fourth in the long jump (23-5 1/2) and fifth in the 100-meter dash (10.95).

The McMurry women finished 13th with 20 points in the team standings. In the men's team standings, McMurry placed 30th (10 points), followed by Sul Ross State in 33rd-place (9.0 pts.). Wisconsin-LaCrosse won the men's championship (88 pts.) while Wheaton College (Mass.) took the women's championship (72 pts).

ASC Athletes at the NCAA-III Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Event Finalists      
Long Jump Darcell Edwards McMurry 1st* 19-11 3/4
Triple Jump Darcell Edwards McMurry 1st* 42-0 3/4
Shot Put Cody Brotherton McMurry 1st* 58-6 1/2
Long Jump Phillip Givens Sul Ross State 4th* 23-5 1/2
100-m Dash Phillip Givens Sul Ross State 5th* 10.95
High Jump Ryder Peacock McMurry 9th 7-Jun
Pole Vault Ty Gerner McMurry 16th 14-7 1/4
High Jump Amber Arrambide Texas Lutheran 18th NH
* All-American citation    
         
Event Preliminaries      
Hammer Throw Jerrod Cook McMurry Flt.-7th 173-4
200-m Dash Quinton Boldon Howard Payne Heat-9th 22.86

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