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McMurry’s NCAA Champion Duo Lead ASC Competitors at National Meet
June 1, 2004

DECATUR, Ill. -- McMurry University track and field duo Darcell Edwards and Cody Brotherton successfully defended their respective NCAA Division III outdoor track and field event titles to lead the American Southwest Conference competitors in the Memorial Day weekend national championships.

Darcell EdwardsCody Brotherton

A senior, Edwards won the triple jump with a 42-0 leap, landing just three-quarters of an inch shy of her own NCAA-III Championships record set in 2003. Edwards’ winning jump is the best performance in Division III for the 2004 season and helped her tie the NCAA all-division single-event championships record with her fourth triple jump title. Edwards opened her final NCAA Championship meet with a second-place finish (19-10 1/4) in the long jump. She claimed All-American honors for both performances, pushing her career total to eight (four triple jump, four long jump).

Brotherton used a little drama in repeating his shot put title. The junior opened with a throw of 57-4 3/4 for third-place in the preliminary flight, then recorded a 59-1 1/2 throw in the finals to win his second straight shot put championship. Brotherton’s throw also set the Millikin University Lindsay Stadium record and earned him a second career All-America citation.

McMurry sophomore Ryder Peacock earned All-America honors with a second-place tie in the high jump (6-9).

McMurry was the only ASC school to score points in the championships. The Indian men finished in a three-way tie for 10th (17 points) -- their best NCAA finish since finishing 12th in 1999 -- while the women tied for 16th place (18 pts.). Wisconsin-La Crosse won the men’s national title (101 pts.) with Wisconsin-Oshkosh taking he women’s national championship (57 pts.).

ASC Results: 2004 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships

100m Dash Bridget Foreman, MC Heat 1(6th) 12.60
100m Hurdles Natalie Wood, TLU Heat 2 (5th) 15.24w
100m Hurdles Jenova Green, McM Heat 1 (6th) 17.72
4x100m Relay McMurry Heat 1 (6th) 48.43
Long Jump Darcell Edwards, McM Final (2nd) 19-10 1/4
Triple Jump Darcell Edwards, McM Final (1st) 42-0 w
Discus Rachel Rothermel, McM Flight 1 (3rd)     135-4
Heptathlon     Natalie Wood, TLU Final (18th) 4093 pts.
TEAM McMurry T-16th 18 pts.
100m Dash Reginald Latimer, McM     Heat 2 (7th) 11.01
200m Dash Reginald Latimer, McM Heat 1 (7th) 22.70
200m Dash Ben Woods, McM Heat 3 (6th) 22.38
4x100m Relay McMurry Heat 2 (DQ)
Shot Put Cody Brotherton, McM Final (1st) 59-1 1/2**
Discus Cody Brotherton, McM Flight 2 (9th) 144-3
Hammer Throw Jerrod Cook, McM Flight 2 (7th) 171-9
High Jump Ryder Peacock, McM Final (T-2nd) 6-9
High Jump Gilbert Almanza, SRSU Final (14th) 6-5
TEAM McMurry T-10th 17 pts.
** Millikin Univ. Lindsay Stadium record

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