Tommie Lark '12 Is Two-Time NCAA Div. III Outdoor Triple Jump All-American after 5th-Place Finish
Competing in his fourth NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Claremont McKenna College May 24-26, Tommie Lark '12 (photo by SteveMcLaughlinPhotography.com) returned with All-America honors for the second year in a row by equaling his best-ever national finish with a fifth-place posting in the triple jump. His All-America leap was 48-11, nearly a foot above his qualifying performance and four inches shy of his school record set a year ago when he placed eighth nationally. Lark also is a two-time indoor All-American in the triple jump, placing fifth indoors in 2012 and sixth in 2011. He holds the indoor Wesleyan record, set this past winter, with a 49-1 1/2 effort. Lark added a third school record to his credentials this spring by eclipsing a 53-year-old mark in the long jump when he took second in the ECAC Division III Championships by clearing 23-5. Also to Larks credit this spring was a NESCAC title in the triple jump along with a runner-up finish in the long jump.
LaDarius Drew '15 was another standout performer for the Cardinals during the spring as he established school records in both the 100m dash with a :10.69 clocking and the 200m dash with a :21.73 time. Drew finished second in both races in the NESCAC Championships while also placing in both events in the New England Open Championships and the ECAC Div. III meet. Chris Sailor '15 had a solid triple jump during the spring as he placed in the New England Open with a 47-11 jump, nearly qualifying for nationals. Drew was a near-national qualifier as well.