The University of Louisville Track and Field teams wrapped up day two of the NCAA Indoor National Championships with one first team and three second team All-American performances. The women finished tied for 27th with eight points while the men finished tied at 60th with one point.
Javen Reeves led the Cards with an eighth place finish in the men’s high jump. His best jump of 2.20m/7’2 ½” propelled him to first team All-American honors at his first trip to an NCAA championship.
“Javen Reeves was able to put our men’s team on the scoreboard while earning first team All-American honors,” said head coach Dale Cowper. “I can’t say enough about the way he has grown over the last four years.”
Senior Joe Delgado added to the Cardinals’ success with a ninth place finish in the men’s heptathlon. His personal best total of 5,730 points bettered his own school record by 77 points to earn second team All-American honors.
“Joe Delgado was able to set yet another school record in the men’s heptathlon,” said Cowper. “He narrowly missed picking up first team All-American honors tonight but had an outstanding two days of competition.”
Teammate Jerin Allen joined Reeves in the high jump with a second team All-American performance. His best jump of the day was 2.15m/7’ ½” for a 13th place finish.
Freshman Makenli Forrest rounded out the group with a 15th place finish in the women’s weight throw. Her best toss of 19.96m/65’6” earned second team All-American honors at her first trip to an NCAA championship meet.
“Makenli did her best today but simply wasn’t able to work through a small set back from Thursday’s practice,” said Cowper. “I’m excited to see her continue to grow and strongly believe she will be a contender at this competition in the future.”
The Cardinals will be back in action March 16-17 for the start of the outdoor season at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Arizona.
NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
March 10, 2018 | College Station, Texas
Women’s Weight Throw
15. Makenli Forrest, 19.96m (65-6)
Men’s High Jump
8. Javen Reeves, 2.20m (7-2½)
13. Jerin Allen, 2.15m (7-½)
Final Heptathlon Standings
9. Joe Delgado, 5730
Heptathlon 60m Hurdles
13. Joe Delgado, 8.40
Heptathlon Pole Vault
9. Joe Delgado, 4.56m (14-11½)
1.Joe Delgado, 2:35.16
Men’s Final Scores
t-60. Louisville, 1
Women’s Final Scores
t-27. Louisville, 8
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