Davis Earns All-America Honors at NCAA Championship

The Fresno State junior finishes sixth in the pole vault; Daigle fails to advance.

June 4, 1999

Fresno, Calif. - Junior Jim Davis (Godley, Texas) was named an NCAA track and field All-American for the second time this year after finishing sixth in the pole vault at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Boise, Idaho. Davis mark was 17-4 1/2.

This is the second time this year Davis has finished in the top-10 at an NCAA championship. In February Davis tied for fourth in the pole vault at the NCAA indoor meet to earn All-America status. This is the first time since 1994 that a Fresno State pole vaulter has been an All-American in indoor and outdoor competitions. The last to do it was David Cox who finished seventh at the indoor meet and sixth at the outdoor competition.

Two weeks ago Davis set a new personal record with a jump of 17-11 to win his third WAC title. Davis swept the indoor and outdoor events in 1999 and won the outdoor title in 1998.

In other NCAA action, sprinter Angela Daigle was not among the top eight to advance to the finals in the 100 and 200. Daigle had the 10th-best mark in the 200 semifinals with a time of 23.27, and was 11th in the 100 semifinals in a time of 11.35.

The meet concludes Saturday with Bulldogs Melissa Price and Luke Woydziak in action. Price will be looking to win her first outdoor national championship in the pole vault, while Woydziak will compete in the hammer.

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