The quartet of Blake Garvey, Ryan Parminter, Jake Sanders and Rumeal McKinney placed 7th in the 4x100 meter final to earn All-American recognition. The performance (40.88) was the finest in Aquinas history as the foursome broke the previous record by .01. A fitting end to the great careers of Garvey, Sanders and McKinney.
Emily Smith recorded her third consecutive All-American performance in the discus. The junior from Port Huron placed third at the 2012 Championships with a toss of 153-1.
In other action on Saturday, the Women's 4x100 Meter Relay narrowly missed All-American status by placing 9th in the final. Madison Koenig, Dana Kolnitys, Samantha DeStefano and Joordn Hall moved the baton around the track in 47.52 (#5 All-Time). Emily Sandula ran the third fastest marathon in Aquinas history as the senior placed 18th in a time of 3:17:46, while Jordan Gerard missed the opening height in the men's pole vault.
In all the Saints walked away from the championships with nine All-Americans, two school records and the national championship in the Men's 4x800 Meter Relay. A great conclusion to another fine season by the Saints!!!