Jarvis and Williams Collect All-American Credentials

March 13, 2005

Fayaettville, AK -

Both seniors were ranked 10th in their respective events, both finished behind their seed at 13th, both earned All-American honors.

Chloe Jarvis' time of 2:08.73 was well behind her indoor personal best of 2:06.95 which broke Louise Romo's long standing indoor school record.  In Jarvis' preliminary heat, where she finished fourth, the pack came through the first 400m at 60 seconds. Running tight on the small indoor track, an abundance of contact kept anyone from making an early move. At 600m, Jarvis began a kick to get to fourth but the jockeying from early-on had taken the fight out of Jarvis as she tried to run off the outside on the difficult banked turns. The slowest time to make the finals was 2:06.68 where only eight athletes advanced. The performance gave Jarvis' All-American status for the first time in her career.

Rhuben Williams made things difficult for himself going into the shot put competition as he fouled his first throw. With two throws left, his second attempt went 17.61m (57-09.50) falling well short of his season best (62-04.50). Williams would have to move into eighth place in order to earn two more throws in the finals. His third attempt would only go 17.60m. The shortest throw to make the finals was 19.21m (63-00.25).

Head coach Chris Huffins was reflective on the performances of his athletes: 'sometimes the greatest key to success is a failure, and Rhuben is open to make the kind of adjustments he needs to challenges outside [for the title].

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