Indoor T&F Brings Home All-Americans
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – On Saturday, March 15, Columbia concluded its indoor season on the national stage at the 2014 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Lions headed west with six athletes competing in three events and behind several fantastic performances, every athlete capped the year with first team All-America honors. With a top-eight finish in the one-mile run finals, John Gregorek finished his senior indoor season as one of the top runners in the country.
Gregorek began NCAA's with an impressive semi-finals run on Friday. He clocked in with a time of 4:04.36 for third place in Heat 1 and fifth place overall to advance to the Saturday afternoon finals. The Seekonk, Mass. native, crossed the finish line in the championships with a sixth-place time of 4:04.68.
On the field, Nadia Eke surpassed the 13-meter mark in the women's triple jump for the second time this year. With a leap of 13.07m, the junior finished sixth overall to earn first team All-America honors in the event. The Ivy League champion was only .02m away from her program record of 13.09m.
Day one for Columbia, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, kicked-off with a top-five performance from the men’s distance medley relay squad. The quartet of Brendon Fish, Noah Lartigue, Harrison McFann and Daniel Everett combined for a time of 9:42.48 for fifth place overall in the championship finals. The squad also capped the season with first-team All-America honors.
A tape delay of the championship will air Saturday, March 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.