TRACK AND FIELD'S LIPSCHUTZ AND DUVERNOIS NAMED ALL-AMERICANS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
EUGENE, Ore. – Monmouth javelin thrower McLean Lipschutz (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville) finished ninth overall in the javelin at the 2014 NCAA Championships at the University of Oregon on Saturday to garner second-team All-American accolades, while teammate Vincent DuVernois (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) claimed 22nd en route to earning honorable mention All-American status. Freshman Dylan Capwell (Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong) was an honorable mention All-American in the 800 on Wednesday, marking 2014 as the first time in program history that Monmouth has had three Division I All-Americans in one meet.
DuVernois launched a throw of 198’4” on his first attempt, his best toss of the day. He was injured on his second throw and was unable to continue, but earned honorable mention All-American accolades, the second time in his career he was named an All-American (2011). He joins former thrower Jon Kalnas, who was a three-time All-American, as the only two Hawks ever to earn multiple All-American mentions.
Lipschutz advanced to the finals after his third throw of 222’1” ranked him in the top nine in the competition, grabbing the last spot in the finals. He bested that with a mark of 225’7” in the finals on his fifth attempt, finishing just centimeters behind Missouri’s MaCauley Garton, who claimed eighth at 225’8”. The sophomore completes a strong second season as a Second-Team All-American, and joins his two teammates as the first trio in program history to be named All-Americans in the same season. MU has had five outdoor All-Americans in the last two years, with Errol Jeffrey (Brooklyn, N.Y./Transit Tech/Bronx C.C.) and Rachel Watkins earning the honors last year. Senior long jumper Mariah Toussaint (Tulsa, Okla./Brooke Point/Midland) earned indoor All-American honors earlier this season.