DWU's Rabenberg earns All-American honors in high jump
GULF SHORES, Ala.--Dakota Wesleyan's Jared Rabenberg exceeded expectations at the perfect time Friday at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
GULF SHORES, Ala.-Dakota Wesleyan's Jared Rabenberg exceeded expectations at the perfect time Friday at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
Rabenberg, seeded 12th in the men's high jump entering the event, claimed All-American honors with a jump of 6 feet, 7.5 inches, or 2.02 meters, for eighth place.
A sophomore from Britton, Rabenberg is the school's first male outdoor All-American in a jumping event, and the first male outdoor All-American since Thomas Madut in 2010 in the marathon. He also tied the school's outdoor record in the high jump earlier this season at 6 feet, 8 inches. Florida Memorial sophomore Georges Chery won the event at 7 feet, 1/4-inch.
Rabenberg's finish puts DWU's men on the team leaderboard with one point after the second day of competition. Indiana Wesleyan and Hastings each have 20 points in the men's team competition, while Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) leads the women's scores with 20 points.
Gregory native and freshman Matt Campbell finished 21st in the men's discus on Friday, with his top throw at 148 feet, 11 inches.
The Tigers will continue in action at nationals today. Campbell and Tyson Jenkins will throw in the men's shot put. On the women's side, Mikaela Stofferahn will compete in the discus.