Jonathan Dahkle & Adam Craig Win All-Americans At NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championship

Jonathan Dahkle & Adam Craig Win All-Americans At NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championship

Birmingham, Ala. – Jonathan Dahlke and Adam Craig both earned All-Americans for their finishes in the 3000m at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championship in Birmingham, Alabama Saturday night. Dahlke earned first-team All-American honors, while Craig earned second-team honors.


MEET INFORMATION
Results
Location: Birmingham, Ala.

INSIDE THE RESULTS 


Time Place Finish Total Runners UMO Top-10
Jonathan Dahlke 8:07.14 6th 20 1st
Adam Craig 8:12.39  11th  20  2nd

 

NOTABLES

  • Dahlke started the race in the back of the pack sitting 15th after the first 400m.
  • Craig followed closely behind as the two Trojans ran next to each other from the 600m mark to the 2800m mark.
  • Both Dahlke and Craig remained at the bubble of the top-10 for most of the race until the final 200m.
  • The junior from Cologne, Germany kicked up the afterburners as Dahlke ran his final 200m with a time of 29.71 and overtook three runners to finish in the top-8 securing a first-team All-American.
  • Dahlke's time beat his own PR by three seconds and broke his own school record.
  • Craig's All-American is the second of his 2016-17 season as he earned AA honors at the 2016 NCAA DII Cross Country National Championship.

ATHLETE COMMENTS:

  • Dahlke: "It feels amazing to be an All-American. The race went very well and exactly how I wanted it to go. Adam and I raced very well together and helped each other throughout the race. We are both very happy finishing in the All-American ranks and I am very proud to be an All-American and I can't wait to celebrate this success."

 

  • Craig: "It's a great honor to get an All-American and even better to do it with a teammate with Jon and myself both getting an All-American. It's a nice add-on from cross country and to continue building on the success we had there into indoor makes me look forward to outdoor. It was a successful weekend.

UP NEXT

  • UMO opens the outdoor season March 17 in the first-ever home meet for the Trojans at the Ray McDonald Track & Field/Lacrosse Complex.