Battle Tabbed All-American on Final Day of NCAA Championships
June 10, 2006
SACRAMENTO, Calif. –
On the last day of competition from the NCAA Track and Field Championships, senior Sheldon Battle wrapped up his career as a Jayhawk in impressive fashion, adding another All-America honor to his trophy case. The Jamestown, N.Y., native placed fifth in the shot put finals on Saturday with a best toss of 64 feet, 9 1/4 inches.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The award means that Battle has won a total of six All-American honors in his two-year tenure at KU – four in the indoor season and two in the outdoor.
Battle’s honor brought KU’s All-American total to six from the championship weekend. He was joined by sophomores Egor Agafonov (hammer) and Paul Hefferon (5,000m) as well as seniors Charisse Bacchus (long jump), Cameron Schwehr (1,500m) and Denita Young (javelin). The total was the most since 1980 when the Jayhawks earned the same amount.
In the team standings, the men’s track and field team finished tied for 30th with a total of eight points while the women finished tied for 64th with two points.
While the collegiate season has ended for Kansas, select team members will be competing at meets in the coming weeks. Check back with www.kuathletics.com in the future for results.