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Jones, Rynard, Garza each grab All-America honors at D3 indoor championships

Jones, Rynard, Garza each grab All-America honors at D3 indoor championships
(Results Below Story)

BOSTON -- Texas Lutheran student-athletes Darren Jones (Waller/Waller), Ashley Rynard (Temple/Temple), and Garrett Garza (Round Rock/Stony Point) each grabbed NCAA Division III All-America honors Saturday at the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.

At the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, the Bulldogs collected All-America honors from Jones in the men's 60-meter dash, Rynard in the women's 800 meters, and Garza in the men's shot put.

Jones took third in the 60. With 20 meters to go, Jones appeared tied for the lead with eventual national champion Kai Cole of Wesley. Cole pulled ahead late in the race and won in a time of 6.80.

Jones and Calvin Jordan of Benedictine (Ill.) posted times of 6.83. Jordan took the runner-up spot when the result went to the thousandth of a second. Jordan clocked a 6.824, and Jones posted a 6.827.

Jones' time is a new school record. The All-America honor is his first in indoor track & field. He has one outdoor track & field All-America citation after running on the 2018 national runner-up 4x100 relay team.

The third-place finish is the second-best indoor result in TLU Men's Indoor Track & Field history. Marquis Brown won the 2017 indoor national title in the 400.

TLU Indoor Women's Track & Field also has a national championship - the 2007 indoor 4x400 relay. Rynard was looking to add her name to the women's champions list.

In the 800 final, Rynard ran in a pack that chased Phoebe Aguiar of Macalester from the start. Aguiar led nearly wire-to-wire and won in a time of 2:07.50.

Rynard took sixth in a time of 2:13.09. The All-America honor is the first for Rynard in either indoor or outdoor. She was ninth in last year's outdoor 800.

Garza also captured his first All-America award. He placed eighth in the shot put with a toss of 16.81 meters (55 feet, 2 inches). The top eight qualify for All-America honors in all events.

Garza's best mark came on his fourth toss. He is TLU's first indoor NCAA All-American in a men's throwing event.

David Kornack of Wisconsin-Eau Claire won the shot put with a toss of 19.83 meters (65 feet, 0.75 inches).
 
Event 30  Men Shot Put
 Two seeded flights; random draw within flight.                                     
 Warmup: 45min prelim; 15min max for final.                                         
 Advance top 9 after ties to finals. Reverse order                                  
 Follow new attempt time limits (Rule 6-1)                                          
          CR: $ 18.81m  3/14/2015   Roger Steen, Wis.-Eau Claire                    
    Comp#  Name                Year School                   Final            H# Points
Final                                                                               
  1 #  811 David Kornack      SR Wis.-Eau Claire         19.83m$  65-00.75  2  10   
      19.83m  FOUL  17.71m  18.40m  FOUL  FOUL                                      
  2 #  581 Blaze Murfin       SR Dubuque                 18.58m   60-11.50  2   8   
      15.87m  17.27m  18.38m  FOUL  FOUL  18.58m                                    
  3 #  767 Keanu Heedram      JR Utica                   17.50m   57-05.00  1   6   
      17.50m  17.13m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                                        
  4 #  526 Ryan Njegovan      SR Aurora                  17.28m   56-08.50  2   5   
      17.01m  17.02m  17.28m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                                      
  5 #  663 Sean Sherman       JR Mount Union             17.15m   56-03.25  2   4   
      16.44m  17.15m  16.70m  16.46m  17.11m  16.78m                                
  6 #  883 Kevin Ruechel      SO Wis.-Stout              16.98m   55-08.50  2   3   
      15.20m  16.98m  16.81m  16.63m  FOUL  16.06m                                  
  7 #  601 Zach Anderson      JR Illinois Wesleyan       16.89m   55-05.00  2   2   
      FOUL  16.89m  16.66m  16.79m  FOUL  FOUL                                      
  8 #  757 Garrett Garza      JR Texas Lutheran          16.81m   55-02.00  2   1   
      16.31m  16.48m  16.67m  16.81m  FOUL  FOUL                                    
  9 #  741 Gage O'Brien       JR St. Thomas (Minn.)      16.72m   54-10.25  1       
      16.72m  FOUL  FOUL  15.33m  FOUL  16.08m                                      
 10 #  734 Kai Barber         SO St. John's (Minn.)      16.29m   53-05.50  1       
      15.43m  14.99m  16.29m                                                        
 11 #  591 Michael Hensch     SR Gustavus Adolphus       16.01m   52-06.50  1       
      15.56m  16.01m  15.67m                                                        
 12 #  738 David Danhauer     SR St. Thomas (Minn.)      15.99m   52-05.50  2       
      15.99m  FOUL  15.93m                                                          
 13 #  819 Daniel Graf        SO Wis.-La Crosse          15.74m   51-07.75  1       
      15.69m  FOUL  15.74m                                                          
 14 #  546 Josh Miller        SO Capital                 15.62m   51-03.00  1       
      15.58m  15.62m  FOUL                                                          
 15 #  541 Tony DeYoung       JR Brockport St.           15.53m   50-11.50  1       
      15.50m  FOUL  15.53m                                                          
 16 #  594 Eric Dols          SR Hamline                 15.38m   50-05.50  2       
      FOUL  14.82m  15.38m                                                          
 17 #  651 John Hintz         SR Monmouth (Ill.)         15.36m   50-04.75  1       
      FOUL  15.36m  14.96m                                                          
 18 #  656 Lucas Cooper       JR Mount Union             15.02m   49-03.50  1       
      14.46m  FOUL  15.02m                                                          
 -- #  688 Jacob Smith        SO Olivet                    FOUL             1       
      FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                                                              
 -- #  764 Alex Scott         JR U. of Chicago             FOUL             2       
      FOUL  PASS  PASS  
                                                          
Event 2  Men 60 M
 3 heats; advance winner plus next 5 best to final.                          
          CR: $  6.68  3/15/2014   Thurgood Dennis, Wis.-Eau Claire          
    Comp#  Name                Year School                   Final  Points      
Final                                                                        
  1 #  797 Kai Cole           FR Wesley                    6.80   10         
  2 #  531 Calvin Jordan      JR Benedictine (Ill.)        6.83    8    6.824
  3 #  758 Darren Jones       JR Texas Lutheran            6.83    6    6.827
  4 #  827 Josh Koenecke      SO Wis.-La Crosse            6.88    5         
  5 #  846 Robert Ogbuli      SO Wis.-Oshkosh              6.91    4         
  6 #  823 Seth Holden        SO Wis.-La Crosse            6.99    3         
  7 #  900 Aleigh McIntyre    SO Medgar Evers              7.01    2         
  8 #  540 Davonta Womack     SR Bridgewater (Va.)         7.07    1  
Event 7 Women 800 M 
3 Heats. Advance top 2 from each heat plus next best 2 to final Double Waterfall
(Prelim: 4-3 & 4-2; Final: 5-3) Two-turn stagger CR Banked:
$ 2:06.53 3/10/2018 Emily Richards, Ohio Norther 
Comp# Name Year School Final Points
Final
1 # 232 Phoebe Aguiar SR Macalester 2:07.50 10 
30.093 (30.093) 1:02.145 (32.053) 1:34.854 (32.709) 2:07.500 (32.647)
2 # 428 Anna Passannante JR Williams 2:11.03 8
32.149 (32.149) 1:05.813 (33.664) 1:38.944 (33.132) 2:11.021 (32.077)
3 # 115 Ayden Eickhoff SR Bates 2:11.37 6
32.371 (32.371) 1:05.552 (33.181) 1:38.726 (33.175) 2:11.365 (32.640)
4 # 236 Esther Seeland FR Messiah 2:11.82 5
31.403 (31.403) 1:05.211 (33.809) 1:38.596 (33.386) 2:11.811 (33.215)
5 # 261 Bailey Tregoning SR MIT 2:12.73 4
32.705 (32.705) 1:05.914 (33.210) 1:39.924 (34.010) 2:12.730 (32.807)
6 # 368 Ashley Rynard JR Texas Lutheran 2:13.09 3
31.364 (31.364) 1:05.333 (33.970) 1:39.093 (33.760) 2:13.084 (33.991)
7 # 480 Sydney Packard JR WPI 2:15.24 2
31.153 (31.153) 1:04.364 (33.211) 1:39.465 (35.102) 2:15.235 (35.770)
8 # 111 Kelly Brennan JR Baldwin Wallace 2:17.73 1
32.056 (32.056) 1:05.955 (33.900) 1:41.211 (35.256) 2:17.722 (36.511)