Coover, Lawson Earn Second All-America Honor
June 17, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana junior Jeff Coover and senior Kiwan Lawson earned their second All-America awards as they were honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their performances at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on June 11-14 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Coover missed on his first two attempts in the pole vault and made his third at 5.10 meters, moving on to 5.25 (17-02.75) meters. He missed on his first attempt at that mark, but cleared his second to earn his seventh-place finish.
His NCAA All-America honor was the first of Coover's career and IU's first men's outdoor pole vault All-American since Mark Buse finished third in 1995 championships. He is also the ninth outdoor pole vault All-American in Indiana men's track and field history.
In the long jump, Lawson's best jump came on his second attempt when he recorded a mark of 7.74 meters (25-04.75), which placed him eighth in the finals. He matched his best leap on his third attempt to enter the final round of the event where he recorded marks of 7.31, 7.28 and 7.56 meters.
Lawson was IU's first men's outdoor long jump NCAA All-American since Aarik Wilson in 2005. It was his first-ever trip to the outdoor national meet and first All-America honor of his career.
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