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Track team hoping to bring home hardware from California

Dan Nolan
05/23/2012
Among Monmouth's 11 competitors at this week's NCAA outdoor championships in California are four women's throwers -- Amanda Streeter, Allison Devor, Kayla Corzine and Raven Robinson.
Eleven Monmouth College athletes – six men and five women – have qualified in nine events for this week’s NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Claremont, Calif.

Senior hurdler Logan Hohl enters with the most national meet experience, claiming two indoor and two outdoor All-American honors. He’s turned in the fourth-fastest time in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles, where he has claimed two of his All-American honors. Hohl is just one second behind the top seed in his signature event.

While Hohl has the most experience, sophomore Kiante Green will have the busiest week of the 11. Green has qualified in three events, the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 4x100, where he’s teamed with Andre Taylor, Eric Brown and James Wilson. The relay team is seeded 13th, just a little more than a half second off the pace. Greene is seeded 13th in the 100 and 12th in the 200. He’s just 11-hundredths behind the leader in the shorter race and 38-hundreths back in the longer event.

Wilson – a freshman – will long jump when he’s not running the relay. He enters the week with the 11th-best long jump of the 20 qualifiers.

Brock McAnally will compete for the final time in the pole vault. The senior’s best vault of the season two weeks ago has him tied for the eighth-best vault in the nation.

The Scots’ five women have a combined four All-American awards and have loaded the shot put with four entries.

Raven Robinson – fresh off her first All-American award in the indoor shot put this spring – has the fourth-best throw in the nation, just 3’ behind the leader. Two time All-American Allison Devor – who will also compete in the hammer throw – is right behind in ninth in the shot. Kayla Corzine will make her national meet debut as the No. 14 seed in the shot.

Senior Amanda Streeter – also a first-time All-American at the indoor championships – will join Devor in the shot and hammer throw. The pair clinched their places in the hammer with record-breaking throws last weekend. Streeter’s 170’ throw ranks her 17th and Devor’s mark of 166’1 placed her 21st as the next-to-last qualifier.

High jumper Emily Tysma cleared 5’7-1/4 the first weekend of May to qualify for the NCAA meet. Her mark ranked her fifth, just two inches behind the leader.

Monmouth’s competition will begin Thursday with prelims in the 4x1, 400 hurdles and 200-meter dash. The men’s long jump will also be among Thursday’s events. On Friday, the women’s high jump and hammer throw will be held, in addition to the prelims of the 100 dash. The women’s shot put and men’s pole vault headline the Scots’ activity on Saturday, as well as the finals of the running events

The meet will run Thursday through Saturday at McKenna College.