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ADAMS, DANAHY EACH CAPTURE SECOND ALL-AMERICA HONOR OF 1999
BEREA, Ohio - Bates College juniors Lucas Adams of Nottingham, N.H. and Michael Danahy of So. Windsor, Conn., each earned his second All-America honor of the 1999 season today at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Baldwin Wallace College.
Adams was named an All-American for the third time in his career, but the first time during the outdoor season, placing fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 192-5. Ranked eighth in the nation entering the championships, Adams placed second in his flight to qualify for the finals. With his 192-5 heave in the finals, Adams surpassed Wayne Pangburn's Bates school record of 192-1/2 that had stood since 1966. Adams has earned previous All-America honors in the 35-pound weight throw during the past two indoor track and field seasons.
Danahy was making an appearance in his third consecutive NCAA championships, having participated in the cross country and indoor track and field championships. Danahy took fifth in the 10,000 with a time of 31:06.44, a lifetime best, despite being the 15th man to qualify in the 17 person field. He had previously been named an All-American in the 5,000-meter run during the indoor championships, in which he placed 15th outdoors.
With the nine points scored by Adams and Danahy scored on day one of the championships, the Bobcats finished the meet in 36st place out of 80 team that scored points.
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Team Scores (Top 15, plus New England institutions) 1 Lincoln University 62.0 2 Pacific Lutheran 47.0 3 Nebraska Wesleyan 41.0 4 Mount Union College 25.5 5 Wisconsin Oshkosh 25.0 6t Calvin College 22.0 6t Lynchburg College 22.0 8t Millikin University 21.0 8t Wisconsin La Crosse 21.0 10t Amherst College 20.0 10t Widener University 20.0 12t Frostburg State 18.0 12t McMurry University 18.0 14 Wheaton (Mass) 17.0 15 Illinois Wesleyan 16.5 22t Williams College 13.0 22t Worcester Poly 13.0 28t Mass Inst Technology 10.0 28t Springfield College 10.0 36 Bates College 9.0 38t Brandeis University 8.0 38t Eastern Connecticut 8.0 38t Westfield State 8.0 45t Colby College 6.0 45t Tufts University 6.0 53t Keene State 4.0 58t Wisconsin Whitewater 3.0 71t Bowdoin College 1.0 71t Coast Guard Academy 1.0 Hammer Throw Final 1 Aaron Smith, Sr, Gustavus Adolphus 194-8 (59.34m) 2 Mike Pockoski, Sr, Worcester Poly 194-8 (59.34m) 3 Jamie Brewster, Jr, Colby College 194-1 (59.16m) 4 Lucas Adams, Jr, Bates College 192-5 (58.66m) 5 Luke Jacobson, Sr, Pacific Lutheran 184-1 (56.10m) 6 Tim Struse, Sr, ClaremontMuddScripps 182-10 (55.74m) 7 Mike Koenning, So, Wisconsin La Crosse 179-1 (54.58m) 8 Matt Seefeld, Sr, California San Diego 177-11 (54.22m) 9 Jonathan Zarecki, Sr, Colby College 171-9 (52.36m) 10,000 meters 1 Michael Taye, Jr, Frostburg State 30:45.04 2 Jason Finch, Jr, Wisconsin Eau Claire 30:49.14 3 Ryan Pauling, Sr, Pacific Lutheran 30:51.61 4 Thor Esbensen, So, Nebraska Wesleyan 30:53.78 5 Mike Danahy, Jr, Bates College 31:06.44 6 Ryan Meissen, Jr, Wisconsin Whitewater 31:06.91 7 Dan Peso, Sr, Wisconsin La Crosse 31:08.27 8 Dan Schwamberger, Jr, Wisc. Stevens Pt 31:11.68 9 Tyler Foos, Fr, Wisconsin La Crosse 31:24.91 10 Colin Young, Jr, North Central College 31:28.48 11 Juan Rodriguez, Sr, Whittier College 31:34.17 12 John Krueger, Jr, Saint John's (Minn) 31:41.13 13 Seth Hothem, Jr, Heidelberg College 31:46.70 14 Daniel Simmons, Sr, Saint John's (Minn) 31:49.97 15 Dan McCue, Sr, Williams College 32:13.49 16 Jeff Calabrese, Jr, Emory University 32:23.12 Wilson Perez, So, Keene State DNF 5,000-meters Final 1 James Nielsen, So, California San Diego 14:29.01 2 Michael Taye, Jr, Frostburg State 14:31.62 3 Tim Julien, Jr, Washington (Mo) 14:32.55 4 Robert Mitchell, Sr, Amherst College 14:37.02 5 Scott Jensen, Jr, Keene State 14:37.87 6 Paul Alsdorf, Sr, Williams College 14:39.11 7 Jason Finch, Jr, Wisconsin Eau Claire 14:40.44 8 Dan Hoekstra, So, Calvin College 14:41.21 9 Jeremy Burks, So, Wisconsin Whitewater 14:43.73 10 Thor Esbensen, So, Nebraska Wesleyan 14:45.91 11 Dan Schwamberger, Jr, Wisc Stevens Pt 14:55.61 12 Ryan Meissen, Jr, Wisconsin Whitewater 15:05.76 13 Colin Young, Jr, North Central College 15:11.97 14 Abe Mendoza, So, Wisconsin Oshkosh 15:15.43 15 Mike Danahy, Jr, Bates College 15:17.71 16 Josh Metcalf, Sr, Wisconsin Stevens Pt 15:28.80 17 Aaron Moody, Jr, Anderson University 15:29.72 18 Jesse Drake, So, Wisconsin Stevens Pt 16:38.67