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.
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. Brothertons 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 mens national title (101 pts.) with Wisconsin-Oshkosh taking he womens national championship (57 pts.).
ASC Results: 2004 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships
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