EMU - McDermitt Earns First Team All-American Honors
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (EMUEagles.com) – Junior Jordann McDermitt (Davison, Mich. – Davison) of the Eastern Michigan University women's track and field team competed at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships today, March 10, in College Station, Texas. McDermitt represented the Green and White in the 5000m, turning in the best performance of her career to become a First Team All-American.
"Jordann had a great performance," exclaimed Head Coach Sue Parks. "She executed her race plan perfectly and remained patient when the early pace was fast. She ran a very smart race and finished strong the last mile."
"Jordann has taken her running to a new level this indoor season and I'm excited to see what she can do this coming outdoor season and during the rest of her career at Eastern," added Parks.
After breaking the program record in the 5000m earlier this season to punch her ticket to the national championships, McDermitt set a new record yet again. This time around, the Davison, Mich. native clocked in with a time of 15:43.95, crushing her previous career-best time of 15:50.16 to cement herself as the top EMU 5000m runner in the record books by nearly 29 seconds.
McDermitt finished the race in sixth-place, matching her seed coming into the event. Based on her top-eight finish, the junior earned First Team All-American honors for the first time in her career. With that, she becomes just the eighth Eagle to earn first team accolades, as the most recent came in 2014 when Sarah Chauchard placed sixth in the pentathlon.
With that, the Eagles' indoor season comes to a close. The Green and White will now begin to prepare for the outdoor season, which is slated to open with the WMU Dual, Friday, March 31, in Kalamazoo, Mich.
EMU Individual Results (* denotes a personal-best, @ denotes a program record)
6. Jordann McDermitt 15:43.95*@