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March 15, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU’s Cameron Daugherty vaults to second at nationals

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –Cameron Daugherty, a Slippery Rock University graduate student from Jacksonville, N.C., and pole vault standout took second place at the 2013 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships last Saturday at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Daugherty shattered his own SRU school record and broke the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference all-time record with a clearance of 5.20 meters (17'0.25”) to place second.

The top spot went to Jordan Yamoah of Texas A&M Kingsville, who cleared 5.30 meters.

The second-place finish gave Daugherty his fourth All-America honor and is his second-best finish in a national meet after winning the outdoor title last spring. Earlier, he was named the Atlantic Region Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Daugherty was the lone SRU male to compete at the National Championships.

Ashley West, a Slippery Rock University freshman from Gibsonia and a high jumper on the women’s track and field team, was the sole female SRU representative and earned All-America honors at the event.

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