Daugherty earns All-America honors; Hendershot takes 10th
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Cameron Daugherty, a Slippery Rock University men’s track star from Mililani, Hawaii, earned All-America honors in pole vault, and Whitney Hendershot, an SRU women’s track star from Salamanca, N.Y., finished 10th in the high jump competition at last Saturday’s NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Daugherty placed fourth in the event with a mark of 5.13 meters. The height was an SRU record and also made Daugherty an All-American in his first appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships. He bested his previous season-high clearance of 4.91 meters.
Also competing for SRU was multi-event athlete Brady Wert from Walworth, N.J., who finished 12th in the heptathlon with 4,595 points.
Wert entered the heptathlon’s final three events in 12th place. He closed out the competition by placing eighth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.64), eighth in the pole vault (3.90 meters) and 12th in the 1000-meter run (3:08.87).
Brad Gamble of Chadron State won the heptathlon with a Division II record 5,456 points while Western Washington’s Ryan Brown won the pole vault title with a clearance of 5.25 meters.
Hendershot, who has now qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships three times, had a clearance of 1.68 meters. The two-time All-American earned a berth in the national championships by posting a qualifying mark of 1.71 meters, the 11th best mark in Division II, during the regular season.
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