EUGENE, Ore. – Monmouth track and field freshman Dylan Capwell (Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong) was named an honorable mention All-American at the 2014 NCAA Championships at the University of Oregon on Wednesday evening. He finished seventh in the first heat of the 800, and will not advance to Friday’s finals. He becomes the first MU male athlete ever to earn All-American honors in a track event, joining Rachel Watkins who did it last year.
“Dylan didn’t have his best day today, but he has had a simply amazing freshman year so far and represented Monmouth very well,” said Head Coach Joe Compagni. “Today was a great experience for him that we can really use as he gets ready for U.S. Junior Nationals here as well as next year”
Capwell, one of just two freshmen nationally that qualified in the 800, took seventh in his heat with a time of 1:51.18. He came in 23rd overall, and completes his freshman season with one of the top rookie campaigns in MU history. Capwell was the first ever Monmouth male athlete to qualify for the NCAA Championships in a track event, and holds the school record in the 800 after his 1:47.68 time in the NCAA Preliminaries in Jacksonville two weeks ago. He was a MAAC champion in the 800, and also won the 4x800 at the MAAC Championships.
Javelin throwers Vincent DuVernois (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) and McLean Lipschutz (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville) will compete in Oregon on Saturday afternoon. DuVernois is scheduled to throw in the first heat, with Lipschutz to follow in the second at 3:35 p.m.