Preston Myers finished first in the men's 100 and 200-meters
SUU Strategic Communications

T-Bird Men Finish Third at SL Championships

May 12, 2012
By SUU Strategic Communication

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Day two

FARGO, N.D. - Southern Utah University men's track & field missed out on a triple crown season, finishing third at the Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday. The Thunderbirds had already captured cross country and indoor track & field titles this season, but finished behind North Dakota State (216) and South Dakota (113.5) in their final Summit League championship.

The day wasn't without highlights though as Southern Utah athletes captured five individual titles, including a pair from Cameron Levins and Preston Myers with Levins earning Men's Track MVP honors.

Levins stood atop the podium in the men's 1,500- and 5,000-meter races with first-place times of 3:53.13 and 14:43.01, respectively. The senior narrowly missed out on his fourth individual title of the championships in the men's 800-meters, finishing third with a time of 1:51.39. Levins was joined in the top five of the men's 5k by teammates Clinton Rhoton (14:51.77) and Ryan Barrus (14:54.42) who finished third and fourth, respectively.

Myers captured his titles in the men's 100- and 200-meters, besting his nearest competitor by two-tenths of a second and recording season-best times in each race with first-place finishes of 10.56 and 21.30, respectively.

Southern Utah's final title of the day came in the men's triple jump as Alex Anderson leaped 48 feet 5.25 inches for the gold medal. Anderson entered the weekend as the top-ranked competitor in the field with a qualifying mark of 48 feet 6.75 inches, recorded earlier this season.

Southern Utah will move to the Big Sky Conference next season, but will now turn its attention to the NCAA West Regionals hosted by the University of Texas, May 25-26.