Tigers Notch All-American Performances at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
June 13, 2014
EUGENE, Ore.-University of Memphis track and field athletes wrapped-up competition at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, on Friday. The Tigers left Eugene with a total of three All-American honors.
On Friday, sophomore Carolina Carmichael took All-America second team honors tying for tenth in the women's pole vault at a height of 4.15m (13'7.25"). Carmichael cleared the opening height of 3.90m (12'9.5") on her first attempt. On the next progression of 4.05m (13'3.5"), the sophomore cleared the bar on her second attempt. Carmichael then cleared her final height of 4.15m (13'7.25") on her third and final attempt at the height.
Later in the day, freshman Luke Vaughn earned All-America second team honors in the men's discus with a throw of 57.22m (187'9") to place 15th overall. In round one of the competition, Vaughn recorded a throw of 54.80 (179'9"). The freshman followed in round two with his final mark of 57.22m (187'9"). In round three, Vaughn notched a throw of 56.82 (186'5").
On Wednesday, day one of the championships, Pauls Pujats earned All-America second team honors tying for tenth in the men's pole vault clearing 5.40m (17'8.5"). This is Pujats' second All-America citation as a Tiger.
Pujats passed on the opening height of 5.10m (16'8.75") and then cleared the next two progressions of 5.25m (17'2.75") and 5.40m (17'8.5") in one attempt each. The junior then passed on the next progression of 5.50m (18'.5") but was unable to clear the next height of 5.55m (18'2.5") missing on three attempts.
Fellow vaulter Austin Crenshaw placed 18th in finals clearing 5.25m (17'2.75"). Crenshaw cleared the opening height of 5.10m (16'8.75") on his second attempt at the height. Following suit on the next progression of 5.25m (17'2.75"), Crenshaw cleared the height on his second attempt. On the next height of 5.40m (17'8.5"), the senior missed on all three of his attempts.
On Thursday, Luis Hanssler placed 18th in the decathlon. The sophomore posted a final score of 7,120 points in the 10-event competition.
Over two days of competition, Hanssler placed seventh in the 110m hurdles (14.98, 852 points), 20th in the discus (34.91m, 114'6", 562 points), 19th in the pole vault (4.20m, 13'9.25", 673 points), 21st in the javelin (48.18m, 158'1", 562 points) 11th in the 1,500m (4:45.97, 643 points), ninth in the 100m (10.94, 874 points), 11th in the long jump (7.23m, 23'8.75", 869 points), 17th in the shot put (12.09m, 39'8", 612 points), 19th in the high jump (1.84m, 6'.5", 661points) and 10th in the 400m (50.05, 812 points).
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