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Gallaudet sophomore Darius Flowers (Birmingham, Ala.) finished sixth overall in the triple jump at the 2011 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s outdoor track and field championship on Saturday, May 28 at the Selby Field and George Gauthier Track on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.
Flowers improved his school record, jumping 15.07 meters (49 feet, 5.5 inches) and finishing sixth overall out of 19 jumpers. He made the 15.07 meter jump on his second attempt. Sophomore Isaac Vazquez won the event with a jump of 15.60 meters (51 feet, 2.25 inches), while two-time defending champion Chrys Jones from Centre College finished fifth, jumping 15.08 meters (49 feet, 5.75 inches).
Flowers becomes the sixth Bison to earn NCAA Division III track and field All-American honors, finishing in the top eight spots on Saturday. Gallaudet’s last track and field All-American came in 2004 when Ken Myers Jr. competed in the triple jump at the national indoor championships. The last national outdoor championship All-American from Gallaudet was Wayne Langbein in 1993 when he competed in the discus. Betsy Bachtel is the only women’s All-American from Gallaudet and the lone two-time All-American.
This was Flowers’ first appearance at the NCAA national championships. His jump earned Gallaudet three team points as the Bison finished tied for 57th place with 11 other schools. North Central (Ill.) won the team national championship with 58 points followed by Wisconsin-La Crosse (56 points) and McMurry (50 points).
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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