Davenport, Johnson earn All-America honors

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2009-05-23
Seniors Lauren Davenport and Nick Johnson finished fourth in their respective events to at the NAIA Track & Field National Championships to earn All-America honors. Davenport eclipsed her own school record in the 800 meter run with a 2:07.38 to earn for first All-America honor on the track. Johnson shaved nearly three seconds off his personal best time with a 14:43.18 in the 5,000 meter run.

Senior Dan Lindbloom missed earning All-America honors by just one spot but matched his best finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase placing seventh in 9:16.87. Lucas Beach was 17th in the shot put with a toss of 50-06.00 and the women's 4x400 relay team of Josann Schoeff, Michelle Kyler, Bethany McGraw and Davenport finished 26th with a time of 4:12.11.

Eight Foresters also received national recognition as NAIA All-America Scholar-Athletes. The student-athletes earning the honor include Whitney Abbott, Kayley Cervenka, Davenport, Luke Diehl, Johnson, Kyler, McGraw and Jill Roughia.

For the second year in a row, the Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) men and the Wayland Baptist University (Texas) women swept NAIA national championships in both indoor and outdoor track and field.

 
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