Dendinger, Sullivan Earn Second Team All-American Honors

WAYNE – Following the conclusion of the 2017 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championships, two Wildcats Earned Second Team All-American awards.

The announcements were released Monday.

On the women’s side, junior Michaela Dendinger received Second Team All-American in two events by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). She posted a pair of 10th place finishes in the shot put and weight throw last weekend in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dendinger, a graduate of Coleridge HS and native of Hartington, came in 10th place Thursday in weight throw at 61′ 3″, missing finals by a mere four inches.  She also finished 10th Saturday in the shot put with a top mark of 47′ 2 ¼” and missing finals in that event by 2 ¾”.

For the Wayne State men, it was sophomore Robert Sullivan being named Second Team All-American following a 12th place result in the heptathlon last weekend.

Sullivan, from Bennington (Omaha Burke HS), finished 12th in the heptathlon with 4,944 points after winning the NSIC heptathlon in February with a school-record point total of 5,141 points.

Student athletes earned USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors by finishing in the top eight in their respective events while those who finished ninth through 12th place earned Second Team honors.

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