Men's Track & Field: Ludgood and Mettille Earn All-American Honors at NCAA Championships
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Mount Union junior Sam Ludgood (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) and Tyler Mettille (Canfield/Canfield) both earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
The top eight finishers in each event are All-Americans.
Ludgood earned All-American honors in two events as he finished fifth in the triple jump (48-11.5) on Saturday after placing seventh in long jump (23-1.25) Friday. He is now a three time All-American as he placed sixth in the triple jump last year.
Mettille placed third in the heptathlon with a school-record total of 5,117 points. He was just 160 points behind national champion Eric Larson of Central (Iowa) and it is his first All-American honor of his career.
The heptathlon is seven events -- 60 meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 60 meter hurdles, pole vault and 1000 meters.
Mount Union posted 12 team points to finish in 13th place.