May 23, 2009
Shaw Places Fourth, Earns All-America In Hurdles
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Tyler Shaw proved he was the top freshman hurdler again in the outdoor season with a fourth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles in the final day of the 2009 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the LeGrand Sports Complex. Shaw earned his second career All-America title after finishing as the national runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles in the indoor season.
Shaw is the first Bearcat in program history to earn All-America honors in the 110-meter hurdles after running 14.11 seconds in the finals. He lowered his own program record with 14.03 in the preliminaries last night.
Shaw was the second athlete over the first hurdle, fell back to fourth by the third hurdle but improved to third on the sixth of 10 hurdles. He clipped the final hurdle with his lead leg before crossing the finish line.
Emily Churchman was unable to clear the opening height of 5-4 1/4 in the high jump in her third day of competition. She finished 11th in the heptathlon which took up her first two days of championship action.
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