Rousell earnsall-American status at NAIA meet in St. Louis

Tabor College athlete Mike Rousell earned all-American honors by taking fourth place in the triple jump at the NAIA Outdoor National Champion?ships last week in St. Louis, Mo.

Rousell snapped his own school record with a distance of 48 feet, 43⁄4 inches. His was one of five new school records set by the 10 Bluejays participating.

Senior Breanna Wray broke her own school record by over three feet in the women?s hammer throw (162-4) and finished ninth in the nation.

Christina Addison and Zach Gould became the first Tabor athletes to compete in the marathon at nationals. Addison placed 12th in the women?s division while Gould placed 27th in the 26.2 mile race.

Kayla Gershon, Jessica Burden, Kelli Kopper and Tasia Johnson improved their own school record to 48.39 seconds in the women?s 4×100 meter relay.

Kopper competed in the 400 meter run, Burden competed in the 100 meter hurdles and Johnson competed in the long jump.

Justin Ball competed in the men?s 800 meter run.

?It’s been a long, tough year without our own facility to practice on,? coach Dave Kroeker said.

?This was just a great way to end the season, with big performances at the national meet. The kids all really performed well and we just had a great time together.?

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