GULF SHORES, Ala. – Matt Hall closed his decorated career at Taylor with an eighth NAIA All-American honor, while Caleb Anthony grabbed the second All-American award of his young career to highlight TU's final day at the 2017 Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
Hall recorded a time of 14:54.17 in the 5,000-meter finals to finish in third overall, improving 22 seconds from his time in trials to claim a fourth-straight All-American honor in the event at the Outdoor National Championships. Hall became an eight-time NAIA All-American with the performance and closed a terrific senior campaign in which he finished eighth at Cross Country Nationals and third in the 5,000-meters in both of the Indoor and Outdoor National Championships.
Anthony joined Hall on the podium after another personal-best time in the 110-meter hurdles. The standout freshman ripped off a time of 14:30 for his second career-best in as many days at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium. Anthony claimed fourth in the race to earn the second NAIA All-American honor of his career.
Joseph Beamish, Aaron Scott and Jonathan DeHaan were also in action on Saturday for the Trojans. Beamish finished 13th overall in the steeplechase with a time of 9:55.16, with Scott taking 28th-of-77 individuals with a time of 3:04:31.10 in the marathon. DeHaan's outstanding season came to a disappointing end, as the record-setting freshman did not record a score in the pole vault.
The All-American finishes from Hall and Anthony accounted for 11 points for the Taylor men's track team and lifted TU to a 23rd-place finish among the 65 teams to record at least one point.