ALL-AMERICAN! Trey Sykes 5th at NCAA Nationals

ALL-AMERICAN!  Trey Sykes 5th at NCAA Nationals

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GENEVA, Ohio -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore Trey Sykes earned NCAA Division III All-American honors with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump national championship on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute.

Sykes earned his second career All-American award at Rose-Hulman with the fifth-place finish.  Last year, he placed seventh in the NCAA Outdoor Triple Jump to become the first freshman All-American at Rose-Hulman since Liz Evans in 2010.

Sykes recorded a mark of 48' 2 1/2" to place fifth in a field of 20 competing at the National Championships.  He became the 52nd All-American in the illustrious history of the Fightin' Engineer track and field and is the 98th overall All-American in Rose-Hulman history.  

Sykes became the 11th track and field competitor in Rose-Hulman history to earn multiple All-American honors in his career.  He is a two-time HCAC outdoor triple jump champion, is a member of the school record 4-x-100 meter relay team, and is a two-time USTFCCCA all-region performer.

Sykes is a two-sport athlete at Rose-Hulman, earning his first varsity letter for the men's basketball team earlier this year.

Rose-Hulman sent a total of three NCAA Division III national qualifiers to this year's outdoor championships.  Josh Himes placed 12th nationally in the discus (150' 5"), and Jaclyn Setina was 13th in the high jump (5' 3 3/4").