Ludgood, Aukerman and Denard Compete at NCAA Track and Field Championships

DELAWARE, Ohio -- Mount Union freshman Sam Ludgood (Webster, N.Y./Webster-Schroeder), senior Marc Aukerman (Greensburg, Pa./Latrobe) and junior Sean Denard (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North) all competed Saturday at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships in Delaware, Ohio.

Ludgood placed 12th in the triple jump with a mark of 47-3, Aukerman was 13th in the javelin with a mark of 189-00 and Denard, who was an All-American in the discus last year, failed to get a throw in bounds.

On Friday, Denard finished 12th in the shot put (53-3) while senior Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) was ninth in the 100 meter dash (10.83).  

Thomas, who was an All-American in the 55m dash at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, continued a streak of 35 straight years that the Mount Union men's track and field program have had at least one All-American.