KIRTON NAMED AN ALL-AMERICAN AT NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
UMES senior Kimani Kirton
UMES senior Kimani Kirton

June 9, 2007

Results

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - UMES' Kimani Kirton (St. Thomas, Jamaica/Kingston) became an NCAA Outdoor All-American for the first time in his collegiate career after placing eighth in the men's shot put with a personal-best throw of 18.88 meters (61'11.5"), Saturday at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex in Sacramento, Calif.

Kirton set a UMES shot put record in the preliminary round two days ago with a mark of 18.77 meters (61'7").

"Kimani has consistently been a strong performer for us," said Head Coach Ernest Barrett. "This is a great achievement for him and the entire men's program."

In Division I track and field, the top eight finishers in each event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, including relays, are eligible for All-America status. In the individual (non-relay) events, if one or more of the top eight finishers are of another nationality, eight American-born athletes are selected in addition to any foreign-born All-Americans.

This caps a historic season for Kirton, who missed the 2006 outdoor season due to injury. The senior set new school records at nearly every meet and shattered a 30-year old conference mark at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Outdoor Championships.

Southern California's Noah Bryant won the shot put title after tossing 20.04 meters. North Carolina State's Mitchell Pope claimed runner up honors (19.75m) while Milan Jotanovic of Manhattan took third (19.65m).

The 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Outdoor Track and Field All-America Team:


100 Meters
Travis Padgett, Clemson University
Walter Dix, Florida State University
Michael Ray Garvin, Florida State University
Greg Bolden, Florida State University
Trindon Holliday, Louisiana State University
Richard Thompson, Louisiana State University
Michael Coleman, Louisiana Tech University
Orlando Reid, Middle Tennessee State University
Michael LeBlanc, Syracuse University
J-Mee Samuels, University of Arkansas
Rubin Williams, University of Tennessee

 

 

200 Meters
Reggie Witherspoon, Baylor University
Walter Dix, Florida State University
Charles Clark, Florida State University
Brent Gray, Long Beach State University
Orlando Reid, Middle Tennessee State University
Scott Wims, University of Nebraska
Ahmad Rashad, University of Southern California
Rubin Williams, University of Tennessee
Evander Wells, University of Tennessee

400 Meters
LeJerald Betters, Baylor University
Erison Hurtault, Columbia University
Ricardo Chambers, Florida State University
Siraj Williams, Louisiana State University
Calvin Smith, University of Florida
Lesiba Masheto, University of Illinois
Marcus Dillon, University of Oregon
Lionel Larry, University of Southern California
Cornelius Duncan, University of Southern Mississippi
Michael Bingham, Wake Forest University

800 Meters
Dustin Emrani, American University
Tim Bayley, Iona College
Golden Coachman, Mississippi State University
Shaun Smith, Oral Roberts University
Zach Glavash, Texas Tech University
Andrew Ellerton, University of Michigan
Duane Solomon, University of Southern California
Yarrick Kincaid, University of Tennessee
Jacob Hernandez, University of Texas
Elias Koech, University of Texas El Paso
Larry Brooks, University of Texas San Antonio
Ryan Brown, University of Washington

1500 Meters
Ben True, Dartmouth College
Max Smith, Providence College
Craig Miller, University of Wisconsin
Russell Brown, Stanford University
Garrett Heath, Stanford University
Stephen Pifer, University of Colorado
Lopez Lomong, University of Northern Iowa
Kurt Benninger, University of Notre Dame
Vincent Rono, University of South Alabama
Leonel Manzano, University of Texas
Erik Stanley, University of Texas

5000 Meters
Forest Braden, Boise State University
Josh McDougal, Liberty University
Patrick Smyth, University of Notre Dame
David Nightingale, Princeton University
Hari Mix, Stanford University
Obed Mutanya, University of Arizona
Austin Ramos, University of California Los Angeles
Wesley Korir, University of Louisville
Tonny Okello, University of South Alabama
Chris Solinsky, University of Wisconsin
Bobby Curtis, Villanova University

10000 Meters
Josh Rohatinsky, Brigham Young University
Jeff Powers, Central Michigan University
Josh McDougal, Liberty University
Shadrack Songok, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Sean Quigley, University of La Salle
Jeremy Johnson, University of New Mexico
Galen Rupp, University of Oregon
David Kinsella, University of Portland
Stephen Samoei, University of Texas El Paso
Tim Nelson, University of Wisconsin

110 Meter Hurdles
Tyron Akins, Auburn University
Alleyne Lett, Louisiana State University
Marlon Odom, Texas Tech University
Julius Jiles, University of Kansas
Jeff Porter, University of Michigan
John Yarbrough, University of Mississippi
Thomas Hilliard, University of South Carolina
Kai Kelley, University of Southern California
Jon McDowell, University of Texas Arlingtion

400 Meter Hurdles
Steve Delice, Coppin State University
James Fredrickson, University of Washington
Andrew Peresta, Hampton University
Isa Phillips, Louisiana State University
Bryan Scott, Texas Tech University
Joe Greene, University at Albany
Brandon Johnson, University of California Los Angeles
Justin Gaymon, University of Georgia
Thomas Hilliard, University of South Carolina
Hamza Deyaf, University of Texas

3000 Meter Steeplechase
Aaron Aguayo, Arizona State University
Kyle Alcorn, Arizona State University
Chandler Goodwin, Brigham Young University
Corey Nowitzke, Eastern Michigan University
Andrew Lemoncello, Florida State University
Luke Gunn, Florida State University
Todd Ptacek, University of Notre Dame
Kevin Davis , University of California
Billy Nelson, University of Colorado
Barnabas Kirui, University of Mississippi
Jan Foerster, University of Virginia
David Olson, Weber State University

4x100 Relay
Travis Padgett, Clemson University
Corey Brown, Clemson University
Cowin Mills, Clemson University
CJ Spiller, Clemson University
Greg Bolden, Florida State University
Walter Dix, Florida State University
Michael Ray Garvin, Florida State University
Charles Clark, Florida State University
Jeremy Hicks, Louisiana State University
Richard Thompson, Louisiana State University
Marvin Stevenson, Louisiana State University
Trindon Holliday, Louisiana State University
Juan Walker, Middle Tennessee State University
Orlando Reid, Middle Tennessee State University
Sean Waller, Middle Tennessee State University
Samuel Adade, Middle Tennessee State University
Marcus Tyus, University of Arizona
Xiong Xuehan, University of Arizona
Antoine Cason, University of Arizona
Troy Harris, University of Arizona
Bobby McCoy, University of Arizona
Jeremy Dodson, University of Colorado
George Pincock, University of Colorado
Chris Abuan, University of Colorado
Ryan Campbell, University of Colorado
Ronnie Pines, University of Oklahoma
Marcus Pugh, University of Oklahoma
Frankie Wright, University of Oklahoma
Jacobi Mitchell, University of Oklahoma
Matthieu Pritchett, University of Tennessee
Evander Wells, University of Tennessee
Kyle Stevenson, University of Tennessee
Rubin Williams, University of Tennessee

4x400 Relay
Reggie Witherspoon, Baylor University
LeJerald Betters, Baylor University
Kevin Mutai, Baylor University
Quentin Summers, Baylor University
Siraj Williams, Louisiana State University
Isa Phillips, Louisiana State University
Armanti Hayes, Louisiana State University
Reginald Dardar, Louisiana State University
Bruce Davis, Mississippi State University
Nathan Daniels, Mississippi State University
Arthur Davis, Mississippi State University
Ezra Jones, Mississippi State University
Bryant McCombs, Texas A&M University
Alfred Robinson, Texas A&M University
Marcus Pitre, Texas A&M University
Justin Oliver, Texas A&M University
Carlos Phillips, University of Florida
Calvin Smith, University of Florida
Bernard Middleton, University of Florida
Eric Alberter, University of Florida
Justin Gaymon, University of Georgia
Michael Proctor, University of Georgia
Brian Etelman, University of Georgia
David Dickens, University of Georgia
Cory Goos, University of Northern Iowa
Ryan Grenko, University of Northern Iowa
Tyler Mulder, University of Northern Iowa
Terrance Reid, University of Northern Iowa
Quintin Moore, University of South Carolina
Derron Flood, University of South Carolina
Jamil James, University of South Carolina
Ray Miley, University of South Carolina

Discus
Niklas Arrhenius, Brigham Young University
Jason Schutz, Colorado State University
Michael Robertson, Stanford University
Adam Kuehl, University of Arizona
Greg Garza, University of California Los Angeles
Wes Stockbarger, University of Florida
Yemi Ayeni, University of Virginia
Matt Lamb, Washington State University

Hammer
Jake Dunkleberger, Auburn University
Cory Martin, Auburn University
Andy Nicholas, Kent State University
Eugene Bradley, University of California Santa Barbara
Nate Rolfe, University of Georgia
Adam Hamilton, University of Iowa
Egor Agafonov, University of Kansas
Nick Owens, University of North Carolina
Adam Midles, University of Southern California
Martin Bingisser, University of Washington

High Jump
Donald Thomas, Auburn University
David Pendergrass, Brigham Young University
Scott Sellers, Kansas State University
Kyle Lancaster, Kansas State University
Ryan Fritz, Penn State University
Ed Wright, University of California
Ivan Diggs, University of Houston
Dusty Jonas, University of Nebraska
Andra Mason, University of Texas
Will Littleton, University of Texas Pan American

Javelin
Aris Borjas, California State Polytechnic University
Chad Radgowski, Louisiana State University
Chris Hill, McNeese State University
Cody Fillinich, Northwestern State University
Marc Pallozzi, University at Albany
Justin Ryncavage, University of North Carolina
Adam Montague, University of North Carolina
Ryan Brandel, University of Oregon
Matthew Maloney, University of Tennessee

Long Jump
Jeremy Hicks, Louisiana State University
Juan Walker, Middle Tennessee State University
Dashalle Andrews, University of California Northridge
Eric Babb, University of Kansas
Barrett Saunders, University of Kansas
Tone Belt, University of Louisville
Dermillo Wise, University of Oklahoma
Norris Frederick, University of Washington

Pole Vault
Rory Quiller, Binghamton University
Mitch Greeley, Clemson University
Graeme Hoste, Stanford University
Mike Landers, University of California Los Angeles
Chip Heuser, University of Oklahoma
Thomas Skipper, University of Oregon
Michael Hogue, University of Tennessee
Scott Roth, University of Washington

Shot Put
Ryan Whiting, Arizona State University
Cory Martin, Auburn University
Milan Jotanovic, Manhattan College
Mitchell Pope, North Carolina State University
Adam Kuehl, University of Arizona
Jarred Sola, University of Arizona
Kimani Kirton, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Kevin Bookout, University of Oklahoma
Noah Bryant, University of Southern California
Justin Clickett, Virginia Tech University

Triple Jump
James Jenkins, Arkansas State University
Ray Taylor, Cornell University
Muhammad Halim, Cornell University
Zuheir Sharif, Texas A&M University
Jonathan Jackson, Texas Christian University
Nkosinza Balumbu, University of Arkansas
Andre Black, University of Louisville
Carjay Lyles, University of Tennessee

Decathlon
Neil Hines, Iowa State University
Chris Caine, Kent State University
Brandon Hoskins, Liberty University
Jake Arnold, University of Arizona
Raven Cepeda, University of Northern Iowa
Jangy Addy, University of Tennessee
Chris Helwick, University of Tennessee
Joe Detmer, University of Wisconsin