Symmonds Repeat as 800-meter Champion Leads Willamette Men to Third Place Finish at NCAA Championships; Andrews Second in Women's 800-meter

Decatur, Ill.— Nick Symmonds (sophomore., Boise, Idaho) successfully defended his 800-meter title at the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Championships Saturday at Millikin University. Bolstered by Symmonds’ individual title, the Willamette men finished in a tie for third place in the team competition.

Symmonds posted a winning time of 1:50.87. At last year’s Championships he won both the 800-meter and 1,500-meter titles. Symmonds did not participate in the 1,500-meters this year.

Alicia Andrews (junior, Clarkston, Wash.) was runner up in the women’s 800-meter event, posting a time of 2:12.78.

The Willamette women finished tied for 27th in the team competition.

On Friday Jacob Sout (senior, Brush Prairie, Wash.), Aaron Hollingshead (junior, Portland, Ore.) and Scott Overby (junior, Gresham, Ore.) scored points in the 3000-meter steeplechase by finishing fourth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

In the decathlon competition Tyler May (junior, Florence, Ore.) finished third overall with a total of 6,627 points.

Nate Matlock (junior, Boise, Idaho) finished in sixth place in the hammer throw with a mark of 181’5”, and Zach Larsen (Blanchy, Ore.) placed eighth in the high jump with a mark of 6’7”. Sout also ran the 5,000-meter, finishing fourteenth.

Before the Championships began on Thursday, Stout was honored as the West Region Male Athlete of the Year and the National Male Athlete of the Year. Willamette head coach Matt McGuirk was named men’s and women’s West Region Coach of the Year and men’s National Coach of the Year.

For complete results go to http://www.millikin.edu/athletics/track/NCAA2004/NCAA2004.html.
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Final Team Results
NCAA Division III Outdoor Track Championships
Millikin University, Decatur, Ill.
May 27-29, 2004

MEN
1 Wisconsin La Crosse 101.0
2 Nebraska Wesleyan 39.0
3= Wisconsin Whitewater 30.0
3= Willamette University 30.0
5 Lincoln University 24.0
6= Wisconsin Oshkosh 21.0
6= Elizabethtown College 21.0
8 University Of Chicago 20.0
9 Univ of St. Thomas 19.0
10= Middlebury College 17.0
10= McMurry University 17.0
10= Emory University 17.0
13 Albion College 16.0
14= Wisconsin Platteville 15.0
14= Williams College 15.0
14= Wartburg College 15.0
14= North Central College 15.0
18= Wilmington College 14.0
18= Rensselaer Poly Inst 14.0
18= Cortland S U N Y 14.0
18= ClaremontMuddScripps 14.0
22= Montclair State 13.0
22= George Fox Univ 13.0
24= Widener University 12.0
24= College of New Jersey 12.0
26 New Jersey City U 11.0
27= Wisconsin Stevens Pt 10.0
27= Wheaton College (Ma) 10.0
27= McDaniel College 10.0
27= Loras College 10.0
27= Catholic University 10.0
32= Springfield College 9.0
32= Geneseo S U N Y 9.0
32= Calvin College 9.0
32= Anderson (Indiana) 9.0
36= Wheaton College (Ill) 8.0
36= St. Norbert College 8.0
36= St. Lawrence 8.0
36= Mass Inst Technology 8.0
36= Luther College 8.0
36= Haverford College 8.0
36= Grove City College 8.0
36= Dickinson College 8.0
44= Wittenberg University 7.0
44= Albright College 7.0
46= Wisconsin Eau Claire 6.0
46= Tufts University 6.0
46= Monmouth College (Il) 6.0
46= University of Dubuque 6.0
46= Bates College 6.0
51= Mount Union College 5.0
51= Central College (Ia) 5.0
51= Bowdoin College 5.0
54= Wisconsin Stout 4.0
54= St. John's (Minn) 4.0
54= Lynchburg College 4.0
54= Keene State College 4.0
54= Hunter College 4.0
54= Colby College 4.0
54= Bluffton College 4.0
54= Beloit College 4.0
62= Greenville College 3.0
62= Colby-Sawyer College 3.0
62= Buffalo S U N Y 3.0
65= Union College (N Y) 2.0
65= Occidental College 2.0
65= Hope College 2.0
65= Cornell College 2.0
69= Washington (Missouri) 1.0
69= Southern Maine 1.0
69= St. Olaf College 1.0
69= Univ of Rochester 1.0
69= Millikin University 1.0
69= John Carroll 1.0
69= Fisk University 1.0
69= De Pauw University 1.0
69= Coast Guard Academy 1.0

WOMEN
1 Wisconsin Oshkosh 57.0
2 Calvin College 54.3
3 Wheaton College (Ma) 37.8
4 Wartburg College 35.0
5 College of New Jersey 33.0
6= Carthage College 32.0
6= Amherst College 32.0
8= Williams College 29.0
8= Bates College 29.0
10 Wisconsin La Crosse 27.0
11 Illinois Wesleyan 26.0
12 Loras College 25.0
13 Univ of St. Thomas 21.0
14 Central College (Ia) 20.0
15 Elizabethtown College 19.0
16= McMurry University 18.0
16= Gustavus Adolphus 18.0
18 Whitworth College 16.0
19 Nebraska Wesleyan 15.0
20 Wilmington College 13.8
21= Wisconsin Stout 11.0
21= Wisconsin Stevens Pt 11.0
21= Tufts University 11.0
24= Trinity U (Texas) 10.0
24= Occidental College 10.0
24= Adrian College 10.0
27= Willamette University 9.0
27= Westfield State 9.0
27= Richard Stockton 9.0
30= Hope College 8.0
30= ClaremontMuddScripps 8.0
32 John Carroll 7.0
33= Wisconsin Eau Claire 6.0
33= Rochester Inst Tech 6.0
33= Pacific (Oregon) 6.0
33= DeSales University 6.0
33= Carroll College (Wi) 6.0
33= Bryn Mawr College 6.0
39 Wisconsin River Falls 5.8
40= Oswego S U N Y 5.0
40= New Jersey City U 5.0
40= Haverford College 5.0
40= Beloit College 5.0
40= Allegheny College 5.0
45= Thiel College 4.0
45= St. Benedict 4.0
45= Univ of Rochester 4.0
45= North Central College 4.0
45= Middlebury College 4.0
45= Lewis & Clark College 4.0
45= Concordia Moorhead 4.0
45= Colby College 4.0
45= Christopher Newport 4.0
54= Wittenberg University 3.0
54= SusquehannaUniversity 3.0
54= Lynchburg College 3.0
54= Concordia (Wisconsin) 3.0
54= Colby-Sawyer College 3.0
59 Linfield College 2.5
60= Wisconsin Platteville 2.0
60= Rhodes College 2.0
60= Rensselaer Poly Inst 2.0
60= Otterbein College 2.0
60= Ohio Wesleyan 2.0
60= North Park University 2.0
60= Millikin University 2.0
60= Geneseo S U N Y 2.0
60= Carleton College 2.0
60= Augustana (Illinois) 2.0
70= Wheaton College (Ill) 1.0
70= Rutgers Camden 1.0
70= Principia College 1.0
70= Pacific Lutheran 1.0
70= New York University 1.0
70= Luther College 1.0
70= Greenville College 1.0