UAA's Burghagen, O'Guinn earn All-American honors at national track meet

UAA picked up two more All-American honors Saturday to finish the NCAA Division II national track and field championships with five top-eight performances.

Since 2006, UAA has earned 43 All-America honors in outdoor track and field, including 22 in the past three years.

Junior Franz Burghagen started the final day of competition in Allendale, Michigan, with a second-place finish in javelin with a heave of 222 feet, 7 inches. It marked Burghagen's second All-American honor.

Slippery Rock's David Reinhardt won with a toss of 225 feet, 10 inches.

Senior Ivy O'Guinn captured her second All-American honor in the 1,500 meters in with a third-place finish in 4 minutes, 26.7 seconds. The Skyview product placed seventh in the event two years ago.

Cal State Stanislaus swept the top two spots with Courtney Anderson (4:23.33) and Marina Vorderbruegge (4:25.33) placing first and second, respectively.

Also receiving All-America honors throughout the three-day meet was sophomore Karolin Anders, who took second in Friday's heptathlon, junior Cody Thomas, who placed seventh in Friday's decathlon and junior Joyce Kipchumba, who took seventh in Thursday's 10,000 meters.

Kipchumba also finished 11th in Saturday's 5,000.

UAA's women scored 16 points and tied for 16th place in team standings while the men finished tied for 22nd with 10 points.

Saint Augustine's won the men's team title with 112 points and Lincoln University scored 64 points to claim the women's title.

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