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March 26, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU's Lubich sets record; earns All-America honors

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Hans Lubich, a Slippery Rock University health and physical education major from Jefferson and member of the SRU men's indoor track team, has earned All-America honors and broke an SRU record with an eighth place finish in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships at the JDL Fast Track.
Lubich, in his first appearance at the national meet, was seventh after the first four events in the championships, then moved down one place in the second day after the final three events to finish eighth with a score of 5,021 points.
He opened the second day of competition with a time of 8.73 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles to score 806 points. Lubich then cleared 4.30 meters in the pole vault to earn 702 points, the sixth best total among all athletes in the heptathlon.
He closed his day with a time of 2:48.15 in the 1,000-meter run to earn 785 points.
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association names the top eight finishers in every event at the national meet All-Americans.

Lubich's final score of 5,021 points broke the previous SRU school record of 5,016 points, set by now SRU volunteer assistant coach Brady Wert in 2009.
The recent competition concludes the team's indoor season for the year.

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