BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Senior Dawan Jones (Buffalo/Tapestry Charter) and junior Storm Malone (Harrison/Highland) each earned All-America honors during the final day of competition at the NCAA Division III Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships. The two-day event was held at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
Jones finished seventh in triple jump and Malone placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles. The top eight finishers in each events are recognized as All-Americans. Cortland finished with six team points and tied for 34th place out of 99 schools at the championship.
Jones recorded a triple jump of 14.64 meters (48′ 0.5″) for his seventh-place finish. A national qualifier indoors for the third straight year, Jones had placed 13th in 2016 and 11th in 2017. Jones advanced to the nine-person finals this year with his first attempt of 14.47 meters. The nine finalists attempt three additional jumps (for six total), on his fifth overall attempt of the day Jones recorded his best distance. He was in fifth place with one round remaining, but two competitors passed him on their last attempts with personal-best efforts. Jared Lewis of Stockton won the national title at 15.28 meters (50′ 1.75″).
Malone is an All-American in the 60-meter hurdles for the second straight year, improving three spots on his eighth-place finish from 2017. Malone and Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Christian Jackson each finished in 8.18 seconds, but when times were then checked through three decimal places Jackson finished fourth (8.173) and Malone was fifth (8.180). Mount Union’s Mason Plant won the title at 8.00 seconds.
Junior Brent DiVittorio (Brewster) withdrew from the heptathlon prior to the start of Saturday’s action due to an injury.
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