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ASC Duo Claim NCAA Div. III Track & Field National Event Titles
May 31, 2005

WAVERLY, Iowa --- Two ASC track and field athletes made their No. 1 national event rankings stand up, leaving the 2005 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships with national titles in hand.

McMurry senior thrower Cody Brotherton won his second NCAA Division III outdoor shot put title with a stadium record 60-feet, 4¾-inches toss. Brotherton bettered the old Walston-Hoover Stadium record of 57-2¾. It is Brotherton's third consecutive national shot put title with the 2005 NCAA Div. III indoor shot put title (59-2¾) sandwiched between the 2004 and 2005 outdoor titles. Brotherton previously swept the NCAA-III indoor and outdoor shot put titles in 2003. Brotherton closed his career collecting his third outdoor track and field All-America citation.

Howard Payne freshman Greg Nixon claimed the 200-meter dash title in a winning 20.96 second time. Nixon also finished third in the 100m dash finals (10.66 seconds) to earn a pair of All-America awards in his first NCAA national competition. Nixon posted the top 200m time in the preliminaries (21.29 seconds).

McMurry freshman sprinter Kelvin Figgs picked-up the conference's fourth men's All-America award with a fifth-place finish in the 110m hurdles. Figgs ran a 14.56 second time. Figgs becomes McMurry's first freshman since Darcell Edwards in 2001 to win All-America honors during the NCAA era and is believed to be the first ever freshman All-American on the men's side.

ASC competitors finaled in only two events in the women's national championship meet. The Texas Lutheran women's 4x100-meter relay team of Samara Williams, Taffey Gray, Ashley Williams and Amber Meeks finished sixth in 48.20 seconds. The finish earned the foursome All-America honors -- the first women's All-America track and field citations for TLU. Sophomore Rachel Rothermel of McMurry placed eighth in the discus throw (138-1) to claim All-America status.

Howard Payne tied for 17th-place in the men's championship (16 points), bettering ASC champion McMurry by two points (19th-place tie, 14 pts.). On the women's side, Texas Lutheran (3 pts.) tied for 55th and McMurry (1 pt.) tied at 67th.

2005 NCAA DIVISION III OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP
Results for ASC Competitors Only

INDIVIDUAL MEN'S RESULTS
(AA) = NCAA Division III All-America Citation; # = Wartburg College Walston-Hoover Stadium Record

100m Dash
Finals 3 Greg Nixon, Howard Payne (AA) 10.66
Heat-1 1 Greg Nixon, Howard Payne 10.60
Heat-2 4 Phillip Givens, Sul Ross State 10.77
Heat-2 6 Will Murdock, McMurry 10.91
Heat-3 5 John Mikalik, McMurry 11.10
Heat-3 6 Rafael Mathews, McMurry 11.19
200m Dash
Finals 1 Greg Nixon, Howard Payne (AA) 20.96
Heat-1 1 Greg Nixon, Howard Payne 21.29
Heat-3 6 John Mikalik, McMurry 22.49
110m Hurdles
Finals 5 Kelvin Figgs, McMurry (AA) 14.56
Heat-1 3 Kelvin Figgs, McMurry 14.57
4x100m Relay
Heat-1 5 McMurry (Murdock, Bizzell, Mathews, Mikalik) 41.84
Heat-3 4 Howard Payne (Franklin, Perez, Marshalleck, Nixon) 41.69
Long Jump
Flight-1 9 Phillip Givens, Sul Ross State 6.61m (21-8 1/4)
Shot Put
# Old Stadium Record 17.44m (57-2 3/4)
Final 1 Cody Brotherton, McMurry # (AA) 18.41m (60-4 3/4)
Flight-2 1 Cody Brotherton, McMurry # 18.22m (59-9 1/2)
High Jump
Final -- Gilbert Almanza, Sul Ross State No Height
MEN'S TEAM SCORES
1 Lincoln University 69
17T. Howard Payne 16
19T. McMurry 14

INDIVIDUAL WOMEN'S RESULTS
(AA) = NCAA Division III All-America Citation

100m Dash
Heat-1 5 Amber Meeks, Texas Lutheran 12.42
Heat-3 5 Bridget Foreman, Mississippi College 12.34
400m Dash
Heat-3 5 Taron Weaver, McMurry 58.92
100m Hurdles
Heat-1 7 Samara Williams, Texas Lutheran 15.17
Heat-3 7 Natalie Wood, Texas Lutheran 15.55
400m Hurdles
Heat-3 6 Samara Williams, Texas Lutheran 01:05.9
4x100m Relay
Final 6 Texas Lutheran (S. Williams, Gray, A. Williams, Meeks) (AA) 48.20
Heat-2 3 Texas Lutheran (S. Williams, Gray, A. Williams, Meeks) 47.76
Heat-3 2 McMurry (Salerno, Wright, Gault, Weaver) 47.76
Long Jump
Flight-1 6 Nicole Salerno, McMurry 5.46m (17-11)
Discus Throw
Final 8 Rachel Rothermel, McMurry (AA) 42.09m (138-1)
Flight-1 3 Rachel Rothermel, McMurry 40.44m (132-8)
Flight-1 8 Tiffani Hoot, Texas Lutheran 35.51m (116-6)
WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES
1 Wartburg College 43
55T. Texas Lutheran 3
67T. McMurry 1

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