Davis Earns All-America Honors in 55-Hurdles at NCAA Indoors
Greencastle, Ind., March 13, 2010 – Sophomore Dan Davis of the Washington University in St. Louis men’s indoor track and field team earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles on Saturday, March 13, at the 2010 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in Greencastle, Ind.
With Davis’ four points from his fifth-place showing in the 55-hurdles, the Washington U. men finished in a tie for 43rd place overall in the NCAA Championship team standings.
Davis, who set a new Washington University school record of 7.53 in the 55-meter hurdles earlier this season, becomes the first student-athlete in school history to garner All-America honors in the men’s 55-hurdles.
After qualifying for the final with a preliminary time of 7.58 on Friday, which also ranked fifth overall, Davis missed tying his school record by just 0.01 in Saturday afternoon’s final, posting a mark of 7.54.
On Friday, Washington University had junior Ben Harmon compete in the men’s pentathlon and junior Sangeeta Hardy, junior Kelli Blake, sophomore Erica Jackey and sophomore Liz Phillips run in the women’s distance medley relay, but WUSTL was unable to score points in either event.
The Washington U. men’s and women’s track and field teams will begin the 2010 outdoor season on Saturday, March 20, at the Rhodes Open Meet in Memphis, Tenn.