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Saints Finish 10th at Nationals

03/08/2014 – The men's track & field team scored seven more All Americans to finish the championships with 29 points to secure a top ten finish. The men's placing was the second highest in school history, while the women finished in 37th place with three points.

Alvaro Romero followed up his eighth place performance in the long jump with a matching eighth place finish in the triple jump. Romero seized the last All American spot on his last attempt as he leaped 47-2.5. The Saints also received an All-American performance out of pole vaulter Adam Lohner. The East Grand Rapids native broke his own school record with a vault of 16-6.75. The vault placed Lohner as the national runner-up as he bested his previous indoor best by almost a foot.

The Saints continued to rack up points on the track as middle distance specialist, Caleb Teachout received All-American honors in the 600 meters. Teachout placed second in a time of 1:18.97. Teachout has now placed fifth, third and second in his three appearances at the championships in the 600.

In the final event on the track the men's 4x400 meter relay became the first quartet to ever record All American honors for Aquinas in one of track's signature events. Ray Bordeaux, Tyler Johnson, Dionte Willams and Caleb Teachout completed the 1600 meters in a time of 3:17.66 to capture sixth place overall. Johnson and Williams netted All-American honors for the first time, while Bordeaux stood on the podium for the second time in his Aquinas career. Teachout earned his third All American honor of the championships and now has a total of seven All American honors to make him the most decorated middle distance runner in school history.

Also competing on Saturday for the Saints was Clay Weidenhamer who placed 21st in the shot put with a throw of 45-10.

Aquinas will now switch their attention to the outdoor season which will begin with their next competition in three weeks.

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