U of L's Track and Field's Nyemah and Robinson earn All-American Honors

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – University of Louisville’s Dolly Nyemah and Damar Robinson earned All-American honors to wrap up the NCAA Indoor Championships on Saturday.  Nyemah repeated as NCAA Runner-Up in the weight throw to earn first team All-American honors.  The Louisville women finished tied for 18th with 11 points for the best finish in school history.  Robinson earned second team All-American honors in the high jump and the triple jump.  

I couldn't be more excited about the direction of our programs,” said head coach Dale Cowper. “The ladies were able to build upon our historical cross country finish this fall and establish program bests for points scored at the NCAA Championships and our first ever women's top 20 finish.

“Dolly was impressive today to repeat as NCAA Runner-Up in the women's weight throw.  She had a tough draw as the opening thrower in the competition and she worked through that to qualify for the final.  As the final three rounds progressed she was able to continue moving up and pick up eight huge points for our women's team.”

Nyemah was able to repeat as NCAA Indoor Runner-Up in the weight throw on Saturday.  She was the first to throw in the competition and advanced to the finals.  She was able to move into second place with her final throw of 21.74m (71-4), earning first team All-American honors.  She finishes her indoor career as a three-time All-American and two-time runner-up in the weight throw.  

“Dolly has done a tremendous job since arriving on campus as a freshman, having never thrown the weight,” said Cowper.  “She really took to the event and it's been amazing to see her finish as back-to-back NCAA Runner-Up.”

Robinson competed twice on the final day.  He finished 15th in the high jump with a mark of 2.10m (6-10¾).  In the triple jump, Robinson finished 11th with a jump of 15.63m (51-3½).  Robinson earned second team All-American honors in both events.  He finishes his indoor career as a three-time All-American. 

“Damar had a rough day today but he's a three-time ACC Champion and I'm sure he'll use this experience as a motivator during the upcoming outdoor season,” Cowper said. 

 

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