May 25, 2013 - The Emporia State track and field teams added nine All-American honors on Saturday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The men and women will bring home a total of 13 All-American certificates, the most since 2001.
As a team the Hornet men placed 15th and the women were 29th in the final standings.
The women’s team of Marqueita Marisette, Peyton Weiss, Lindsay Kunkel and Jackie Jacobs made sure the Hornets ended the day on a good note with a school record in the 4x400m relay. Their time of 3:42.80 was good for a sixth place finish.
The men’s 4x100m relay team of Derwin Hall, Vincent Howze, Andrew Etheridge and Shjuan Richardson placed fifth with a time of 40.16 to earn All-American honors for the third time in five years.
Etheridge earned his second outdoor All-American honor in the 110m hurdles with a 14.04 to place sixth.
In his first national championship outing Dwayne Wall went 47-03.50 (14.41m) to place 17th in the triple jump.
Sara Dunkin finished in the top ten in the nation for the second straight year in the javelin. She threw 140-10 (42.79m) to place tenth in the event.
Misty Lowe was the other competitor in Pueblo for the Hornets. Her mark of 42-05.50 (12.94m) placed 20th in the shot put.
The track and field championships conclude another successful athletic year for Emporia State. Each sporting season had it share of highlights with the Hornet football team starting the year going 10-2 and winning the Kanza Bowl. The Lady Hornet basketball team capped the winter with an MIAA Tournament Championship and second straight trip to the NCAA Regional Final. Both track teams were joined in NCAA post season play by the Hornet softball team that advanced to
the NCAA Tournament for the tenth straight year.
The athletic year will be celebrated next weekend with the annual Emporia State Golf Tournament and Auction. The Auction starts on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Bowyer Community Building while the golf will take place on Saturday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at the Emporia Municipal Course.
Men’s Top Ten and MIAA Schools
1 St. Augustine
3 Adams State
4 Grand Canyon
5 Western State
7 Pittsburg State
9 American International
15 Emporia State
20 Central Missouri
35 Southwest Baptist
42 Missouri Southern
Women’s Top Ten and MIAA Schools
1 Academy of Art
2 Johnson C. Smith
3 Grand Valley State
5 Adams State
6 Alaska Anchorage
7 Angelo State
17 Pittsburg State
22 Central Missouri
29 Emporia State
30 Ft. Hays State
38 Missouri Southern
Women’s 1600m Relay
6 Emporia State-#
Marisette,Marqueita; Weiss,Peyton; Kunkel,Lindsay; Jacobs,Jackie
Men’s 110m Hurdles
Men’s 400m Relay
5 Emporia State
Hall,Derwin; Howze,Vincent; Etheridge,Andrew; Richardson,Shjuan
Men’s Triple Jump