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Track ends season with seven All-Americans

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

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Seven BU track and field athletes earned All American honors as they ended their season in Gulf Shores, Ala., at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 22-24.

Here are the meet highlights:

• The women’s 4x100m relay team of sophomore Billi Pipes, freshman Kiana Turner, sophomore Lauren Allen-Brown, and junior Diamond Griffith placed sixth in the final heat with a time of 47.27. This team of four earned NAIA All-America honors.

• Senior Katie Thurbon became a three-time All-American with her pole vault mark of 3.55 meters, finishing tied for seventh place.

• Senior Stephanie Nelson also became a three-time All-American with her javelin throw of 41.49 meters, good for fifth place overall.

• Junior Tyler Sloan finished fourth in the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.98. Sloan also earned NAIA All-American honors.

• Senior Katelyn Wolken earned her All-American title in the women’s javelin with a throw of 40.63 meters.

• Senior Megan Rosa finished 21st in the women’s marathon race with a time of 3:29.38.

• Freshmen pole-vaulters Matt Bush and Ben Carpenter competed in the men’s pole vault finals. Carpenter finished with a best vault of 4.57 meters, one spot behind the All-American standings, at ninth place. Bush was not able to land a jump in the finals.

•Senior Cody Viergever placed 16th in the men’s javelin with a throw of 53.96 meters.