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Myles Earns All-America Honors With Runner-Up Finish at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
03/09/2002

ADA, OH — Frostburg State junior Dante Myles (Hyattsville, Md./Archbishop Carroll) placed second in the 55-meter dash to earn All-America honors for the second straight year at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at Ohio Northern University's Sports Center.

Myles, who placed fifth in the same event last season, turned in a time of 6.36 seconds to edge Wisconsin-La Crosse senior Dan Tutskey (6.37) for second place. Tutskey had bested Myles in Friday's preliminaries by .01 seconds.

Lincoln junior Chaz Clemons won his second straight 55-meter indoor national title in a time of 6.24, just .02 seconds shy of the record.

Myles gained all eight team points for FSU, which tied for 22nd in the overall men's standings.

Wisconsin-La Crosse scored 54 points to win its second straight men's indoor championship, holding off Lincoln, which had 48 points. Montclair State (N.J.) was third with 29 points, and Wheaton (Mass.) was fourth with 27 points.

Wheaton (Mass.) captured its fourth straight women's crown by amassing 65.5 points, just missing the championships record of 66 points set by Christopher Newport (Va.) in 1988.

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Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu