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Micah Assibey-Bonsu All-American in Triple Jump at Final Day of NCAA Championships

GENEVA, OHIO – Junior Micah Assibey-Bonsu (Central Islip) earned All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the triple jump to highlight Cortland's performances during the final day of action at the NCAA Division III Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The three-day competition was held at SPIRE Institute. Assibey-Bonsu barely missed breaking the school record in the event with his personal-best distance of 15.11 meters (49' 7"), which he achieved on his third and final attempt of the opening round. The school record of 15.13 meters (49' 7.5") by Mark Therrien has stood since the 1983 season. Assibey-Bonsu finished sixth out of 20 competitors to earn All-America recognition, which goes to the top eight finishers in each event. Yorai Shaoul of MIT won the title at 15.43 meters (50' 7.5"). Assibey-Bonsu was the national runner-up in the triple jump at the NCAA indoor championships this past winter. Sophomore David Bernstein (Norwich) finished 12th out of 20 in the hammer throw at 54.99 meters (180' 5"), which came on his second attempt. Zak Dysert of Baldwin Wallace finished first at 62.01 meters (203' 5.5"). Senior C.J. White (Middletown) was 16th in the triple jump with an effort of 14.32 meters (46' 11.75"), a distance he reached on his first attempt. White was making his third overall NCAA appearance and first outdoors. Freshman Dane Sorensen (Warwick/Warwick Valley), battling an injury, tied for 17th in the pole vault at 4.60 meters (15' 1"). Sorensen was one of six competitors between the 13th and 18th finishers to clear that height, with number of misses determining his final placement as he cleared 4.45 meters on his second attempt and 4.60 meters on his third try. Zach Jasinski of Wisconsin-Whitewater won the national title at 5.25 meters (17' 2.75"). Sorensen finished 12th in the pole vault indoors this past winter. Cortland finished the meet with three points to tie for 64th place out of 141 competing schools. Wisconsin-Eau Claire was the national champion with 68 points, easily ahead of runner-up MIT with 38 points.

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