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Devor, Wilson combine for three All-American honors

Dan Nolan
05/29/2012
James Wilson
For the 27th consecutive year, Monmouth College has returned from the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with at least one All-American. This year, two student-athletes – junior Allison Devor and freshman James Wilson – each claimed their first outdoor All-American awards.

Competing on the final day of the championships in Claremont, Calif., Devor added her second All-American performance of the meet. She followed her All-American performance in the hammer throw on Friday with a seventh-place finish in the shot put on Saturday afternoon. The junior heaved the shot 44’9-3/4 to earn her second outdoor award to bring her overall award total to four.

Monmouth had four throwers in the shot put Saturday and nearly had two All-Americans in the event. Amanda Streeter’s lifetime best throw of 44’5-1/4” was just four inches out of All-American status in ninth place. Her effort came one day after she just missed All-American status in the hammer throw despite her best effort of the meet, placing 12th with a hammer throw of 160’1. Raven Robinson – who entered the meet with the fourth-best throw in the nation – placed 15th, and Kayla Corzine made her national debut, finishing 21st.

Competing in the long jump, Wilson became the Fighting Scots’ men’s 60th All-American in the 101st year of competition. A jump of 23’9-1/2 placed him eighth, making him the program's first long jumper to earn All-American status outdoors. His mark was less than two inches off his personal-best.

Brock McAnally – competing in the final meet of his career Saturday – cleared 15’11 in the pole vault. The effort tied him with seven other vaulters for ninth place. He was awarded 15th position on attempts.

Devor’s shot put effort followed a school record in the hammer throw on Friday. She and Streeter had traded the Fighting Scots’ hammer throw record throughout the spring, but it was Devor’s third throw of the day Friday of 179’7” that reset the record for the third time this year and placed her fourth, less than two feet out of third.

Also on Friday, Emily Tysma cleared 5’5-3/4 – her second-best high jump of the year – but fell just short of All-American honors by virtue of attempts. The sophomore tied four other women for sixth, but was awarded ninth place – one spot out of All-American territory – after she cleared the height on her final attempt.

Monmouth’s lone man to compete on Day 2 – Kiante Green – came up short in his bid to earn a spot in Saturday’s finals of the 100-meter dash. Green clocked a 10.86, two-tenths off the time needed to qualify for the finals.

Wilson had a busy day Thursday, competing in the 4x100 relay before his All-American long jump effort. Teaming with Andre Taylor, Eric Brown, and Green, the squad clocked a Monmouth honor roll time of 41.59, but missed qualifying for Saturday’s finals by 23-hundredths of a second.

Like Wilson, Green also competed in two events on the opening day. The sophomore turned in a Fighting Scots’ honor roll time of 21.51 in the 200-meter dash, a tenth of a second out of the last spot to qualify for the finals.

Competing for the last time in his career, senior Logan Hohl – a two-time All-American in the 400-meter hurdles – failed to advance to the finals in his signature event after clocking a 59.77 in the prelims.

The Fighting Scots’ three All-Americans at this year’s outdoor meet marks the seventh straight year they have captured multiple All-American awards at the outdoor championships.