Darmody, Singleton earn NAIA All-America honors


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Posted Online: March 02, 2013, 7:12 pm
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GENEVA, Ohio — St. Ambrose University standout runner John Darmody capped his indoor season with a fifth-place finish in the mile run at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships on Saturday.

That top finish was Darmody's fifth NAIA All-American finish in his storied SAU career in which he is the most decorated student-athlete in any sport in St. Ambrose history.

Darmody's four points left the Bees finish tied for 39th in the team standings.

The Bees also got Top 15 finishes from senior Wes Vaden (13th in the shot put) and Robert Cole (14th in the triple jump). Neither of those finishes, however, earned team points.

The Fighting Bee women also had an outstanding final performance from junior Naomi Patrnchak, who finished 10th in the triple jump with a school record mark of 36-feet, 8.25-inches. In fact, all three of Patrnchak's prelim jumps, 36-7, 36-8.25 and 36-6.75 were all well above the school record she set when she last appeared at Nationals as a freshman (36-1.5). She went in ranked 20th out of 22 jumpers and came just five inches shy of earning all-American honors.

A former local prep standout also became an NAIA All-American for the first time on Saturday. United Township graduate Demetryione Singleton placed eighth in the 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 8.34. Singleton qualified sixth for the finals with a time of 8.16 in the semifinals.



















 



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