UCLA\'s Nicole Leach 54.32 400H, UNC\'s Justin Ryncavage 241-05 Jav NCAA Champions!

Nicole Leach, the 2005 West Catholic grad who is now a sophomore at UCLA, showed patience, poise and power as she maintained momentum through the middle part of the race in the 400 hurdles at NCAA Division I Champs - then pulled away over the homstretch for her 2nd PR in two weeks, posting a 54.32, the fastest time in the world this year. Leach also anchored the 4th place UCLA Bruins to a 4th place 3:30.46 in the 4x400, behind winning LSU, who got a strong 3rd leg from her fellow West Catholic grad Latavia Thomas. Their winning time was 3:28.07. 


Coughlin grad Justin Ryncavage, a North Carolina senior, won the javelin with a throw of 241-05. LSU sophomore Chad Radgowski (South Park HS), was 6th at 225-11. Also earning all-American certificates were Arizona State (redshirt freshman) Ryan Whiting (Central Dauphin), 4th in the shot put with a throw of 63-07, and Justin Clickett of Virginia Tech (Union City Area HS), 6th with a throw of 62-08.50. Abington HS grad Cowin Mills, ran the 3rd leg for Clemson, which took 7th in the 4x100 in 40.07.



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PA Athletes in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships Finals

Bold = All-American


     Event 20  Men Javelin Throw
  1 Justin Ryncavage (Coughlin HS) SR North Carolina          73.58m     241-05  10  
      73.58m  FOUL  70.98m  68.68m  70.13m  PASS                                                                    
  6 Chad Radgowski (South Park HS) SO LSU                     68.85m     225-11   3  
      64.45m  68.85m  68.00m  66.85m  65.99m  68.00m 
 11 Tanner Evak (State College HS)  SO Penn State              63.21m     207-04      
      61.63m  53.64m  63.21m

     Event 17  Men Shot Put
  4 Ryan Whiting (Central Dauphin)  FR Arizona State           19.38m   63-07.00   5  
      19.00m  18.90m  FOUL  FOUL  19.38m  FOUL
  6 Justin Clickett (Union Area HS)          JR Virginia Tech           19.11m   62-08.50   3  
      17.68m  18.37m  18.57m  18.52m  18.84m  19.11m   
       Event 11  Men 4x100 Meter Relay
      7 Clemson                                               40.07    2        
     1) Travis Padgett SO               2) Corey Brown SO                   
     3) Cowin Mills JR (Abington HS)    4) CJ Spiller FR 

       Event 6  Men 3000 Meter Steeplechase
 14 Tom Slosky  (Highlands)  JR Duquesne               8:52.70

     Event 13  Men High Jump
  9 Ryan Fritz (Octorara HS)                SO Penn State               2.17m    7-01.50      
     2.10 2.14 2.17 2.20                                                        
        O    O    O  XXX 


  Event 30  Women 400 Meter Hurdles
  1 Nicole Leach (West Catholic)  SO UCLA                     54.32   10

Event 32  Women 4x400 Meter Relay
  1 LSU                                                 3:28.07   10        
     1) Nickiesha Wilson SO             2) Cynetheia Rooks SR               
     3) LaTavia Thomas FR (West Catholic HS)               4) Deonna Lawrence JR                             
  4 UCLA                                                3:30.46    5        
     1) Johanna Monthe SR               2) Maris Wisdom JR                  
     3) Krystin Lacy SO                 4) Nicole Leach SO (West Catholic HS)            
                                Event 28  Women 10000 Meter Run
 21 Rachel Papin (St. Huberts HS)              JR La Salle              35:12.25                         
 26 Debbie Huss (Wyomissing HS)               JR Florida State         35:41.52             

     Event 40  Women Javelin Throw
 9 Ruby Radocaj (Williamsport HS)              JR Minnesota               49.03m     160-10      
      47.99m  47.89m  49.03m  48.69m  48.30m  45.09m