Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Vaulter named All-American for second time

Senior vaulter Aaron Hill finished sixth at the Colonial Athletic Association Championship meet April 21, but his academic accomplishments have surpassed his two-win season.

Hill was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Tuesday.

This is the second year Hill has received this honor and he was also a third team Academic All-American in 2004.

He has a dual major in computer engineering and electrical engineering.

-Erika Carrubba, News Staff

Anderson comes up short at NCAA meet

Senior thrower Derek Anderson had the chance to bring national attention to the men’s track team when he competed in the NCAA Division I Championship meet.

He threw the shot put 62 feet 5.25 inches June 10. While it was not his best throw, it did secure him eighth place and one point in the meet.

Florida State’s Garrett Johnson, who Anderson defeated at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, won the event with a throw of 66 feet 7 inches.

Anderson also competed in the discus, although he did not make it to the final round, finishing 16th with a throw of 177 feet 9 inches.

Despite a strong finish to the season, his throw Saturday was not his best; he topped that mark by nearly 3 feet April 8. Anderson’s throw on that day would have earned him fifth place and four points.

– Adam Riglian, News Staff

Thrower ends season at NCAA meet

Junior thrower Zara Northover capped off her outstanding season with a 17th place finish at the NCAA Championship preliminaries, held June 8 in Sacramento, Calif.

After her first throw failed to clear 50 feet, she rebounded with back-to-back throws of 50 feet, 8 inches. Despite this strong finish, Northover did not finish in the top 12 and did not advance to the next round of the championship.

In 2004, she placed 12th overall in the meet, setting a Northeastern record with a throw of 54 feet, 1 inch in the preliminaries and then finishing with a final throw of 52 feet, 7.5 inches.

The trip to the NCAA Championship was just one of the highlights for Northover this year. She set a meet record and won the Colonial Athletic Association Championship April 22. She also won the ECAC Championship during the indoor season and placed second during the outdoor season.

– Nate Owen, News Staff

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