June 11, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa - Redshirt junior Nicol Traynor placed 11th in Saturday's championship final of the 3,000-meter steeplechase as action at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship concluded Saturday at Drake Stadium.

In Saturday afternoon's final, televised live on CBS Sports, Traynor crossed the finish line in a time of 10:17.07, which was good for 11th place and Second Team All-America honors.

Traynor closed strong over the last half-lap of Thursday's semifinal race, making up two spots to finish second and set a new school record with her time of 10:02.94.

The Basking Ridge, N.J. native became the fourth Spider to claim All-America honors at this year's Championship, joining senior Andrew Benford (3,000m steeplechase, 14th-place), senior Heather Roush (javelin, 14th-place) and senior Amy Van Alstine (5,000m, 14th-place).

The A-10 finished this year's championship with seven Second Team All-Americans as Richmond lead the way with four, followed by Temple with two.

First Team All-America honors go to places first through eighth, while Second Team accolades go to places nine through 16.

A-10 Student-Athlete Results for NCAA Championships - Des Moines, Iowa - June 8-11, 2011
Charlotte
Jake Deaton - men's discus - 18th, 174-01 (53.06m); men's shot put - 18th, 55-09 (16.99m)
Darius Law - men's 400m dash - 22nd, 46.27
Keara Thomas - women's 3K steeplechase - 20th, 10:30.15

Dayton
Mallory Barnes - women's hammer throw - 18th, 185-04 (56.49m)

Rhode Island
Crystal Bourque - women's hammer throw - 16th, 186-09 (56.94m) - Second Team All-American

Richmond
Andrew Benford - men's 3K steeplechase - 15th, 8:50.11 - Second Team All-American
Matt Llano - men's 10K - 18th, 29:57.21
Heather Roush - women's javelin - 14th, 152-09 (46.56m) - Second Team All-American
Nicol Traynor - women's 3K steeplechase - Q, 10:02.94; Finals - 11th, 10:17.07 - Second Team All-American
Amy Van Alstine - women's 5K - 14th, 16:06.15 - Second Team All-American

Temple
Robert Keogh - men's hammer throw - 13th, 208-10 (63.66m) - Second Team All-American
Travis Mahoney - men's 3K steeplechase - Q, 8:47.31; Finals - 11th, 8:52.54 - Second Team All-American

Q denotes qualified for the event finals

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