A 21-Year -Old School Record & All-American Honors
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (3/09/13)—Cherae Reeves capped her incredible sophomore indoor track and field season by breaking a 21-year-old school record and earning All-American honors in the shot put at the NCAA Division III National Meet on Saturday.
Reeves, who entered the national competition seeded 14th, unleashed a throw of 46-09.00 in her third attempt and broke the old school record of 46-05.25 set by USA Olympian Kris Kuehl back in 1992. Her record-breaking distance also allowed her to finish in fourth place at the NCAA Meet.
Complete 2013 NCAA Indoor Meet Results
Cobber senior All-American Kaari Jensen also participated at the DIII national meet and came away with a 13th-place finish in the pentathlon. Jensen, who was fighting nagging injuries the entire season, finished with a final total score of 3,246 points which was 106 points off her school-record breaking performance in last week's MIAC Championship Meet.
Reeves becomes the first Cobber indoor All-American since 2010 when Leah Kay won the honor in the pentathlon.
Reeves' previous season-best in the indoor shot put was 44-11.50 which she accomplished last weekend at the MIAC Championship Meet. She started her national competition with a distance of just under 45 feet. Her second toss wasn't as long as her initial offering and then she came up with her career performance to set the school record and earn her All-American honors.
Reeves finished in fourth place in the event out of 15 competitors. She beat the reigning MIAC champion, Becky Culp of Hamline who set an MIAC Indoor Meet record last week, by four inches. Reeves' fourth-place finish at a national meet ties Jensen's fourth-place finish in last year's outdoor heptathlon and is the highest finish for a Concordia competitor since 2010.
Concordia will now start the outdoor season on Saturday, Mar. 16 when they compete in the St. Ben's Dual.