05/25/2013 – The NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships concluded with Aquinas garnering four more All American honors.
The third and final day of competition started at 6 a.m. with Andrew Libs participating in the men's marathon. A rookie at the 26.2 distance, Libs executed a perfect plan to an eleventh place finish. Andrew's time of 2:33:20 was the second fastest marathon ever run by a Saint.
Adam Lohner, who participated in the men's pole vault, was the next Saint to take center stage. Lohner's vault of 15-7 was enough to land him a spot on the podium. Adam placed seventh overall in the event. Alvaro Romero earned his fourth All-American honor of the year with a third place finish in the triple jump. Romero's leap of 49-1.5 established a new Aquinas College record in the triple.
The duo of Emily Smith and Lindsey Karpowicz both claimed All American accolades in the women's discus. Smith earned her sixth All-American award with a second place finish. Smith's toss of 165-7 bested her previous school record and enabled her to become a four-time All-American in the discus. Karpowicz captured her first podium performance by placing eighth with a throw of 148-00.
Britta Patterson concluded her fantastic freshman campaign with a tenth place performance in the women's 5000 meters (17:58.3).
Overall the women placed 23rd with 12 points, while the men placed 24th with 14 points. Indiana Tech claimed the team titles in both the men's and women's divisions.