JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Four members of the Taylor men's track and field team competed during the final day of the 2017 NAIA Indoor National Championships on Saturday and all four earned All-American honors.
Taylor's Matt Hall was splendid on Saturday as the senior broke his own school record and placed third in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:49.87. Hall's third place finish also earned the Crete, Illinois native his seventh career All-American honor.
TU freshman Caleb Anthony wrapped up a spectacular indoor rookie campaign on Saturday as the Centerville, Ohio native earned All-American honors following a tie for second place in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles. Anthony posted a time of 8.21 en route to All-American honors while the NAIA defending national champion in the event, senior Taylor Killings of Marian, was the only competitor to defeat Anthony.
Jonathan DeHaan continued the All-American performances in the pole vault as the freshman cleared 4.72 meters to earn a seventh place finish and All-American honors. The 4.72 meters was .02 meters better than DeHaan's career best mark.
Junior Joseph Beamish also earned All-American honors after notching an eighth place finish in the 3,000-meter finals with a time of 8:39.63. Beamish time was a new personal record.
The Taylor men's track and field team tallied a total of 16 points during the Indoor Championships as Taylor claimed 15th place in the team standings. Marian was the only Crossroads League team to score more points than the Trojans with 32.