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Stockton's Hunter Daly ties for 8th in high jump at Division III Meet
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Stockton's Hunter Daly ties for 8th in high jump at Division III Meet

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Stockton University’s Hunter Daly tied for eighth place in the men’s high jump with three others at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Daly, a senior, had a best jump of 1.97 meters (6 feet, 5.50 inches) at the meet, which was held at the Irwin Belk Track Complex. He gained All-American status, which goes to the top eight finishers.

Daly tied with Dezmond Lawrence of Adrian College (Michigan), Maguire Petersen, of Saint John’s University (Minnesota) and Ben Arehart, of Muhlenberg College (Pennsylvania).

Kyle Rollins, of St. John Fisher College (New York), was the winner with a jump of 2.11 meters (6 feet, 11 inches). The field had 17 competitors.

Daly won his third consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference high jump title (two outdoor, one indoor) with a a leap of 2.03 meters on May 9.

Stockton’s Lauren Preston finished fifth in the women’s pole vault Thursday at the NCAA Division III Meet to earn All-American status.

Stockton’s Keith Holland tied for ninth place in the men’s pole vault at the meet.

Preston and Holland each competed in the NCAA Championships for the first time.

Preston, a junior, finished fifth among 19 competitors in the pole vault with a personal-best height of 3.75 meters. Earlier, she cleared the bar at 3.45, 3.60 and 3.70.

Meghan Matheny, of Ithaca College (New York), won with a height of 3.85.

Preston qualified for the D-III championships with a vault of 3.72 meters at the Mid Atlantic Region Championships on May 19. She entered the national meet tied for 13th in D-III.

Holland, a junior, cleared the bar at the initial height 4.60 meters and was part of a three-way tie for ninth place. He was one of five vaulters in the field of 17 who bowed out after completing one successful vault on the steamy afternoon. He missed out on All-American recognition, which goes to the top eight finishers in each event.

Noah Zastrow, of Wisconsin-Stout, was the winner with a height of 5.10 meters.

Holland, a six-time NJAC champion in the pole vault (three indoor, three outdoor), entered the meet tied for fifth in the nation with a school-record vault of 4.95 meters at The College of New Jersey Last Chance Meet on May 13.

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