Southern Oregon's Dunn caps career as All-American

FRESNO, Calif. — Southern Oregon University senior Emily Dunn capped her career with an eighth-place finish in the women's 100 meters Friday at the NAIA national track and field championships at Fresno Pacific University.

The All-American put out a personal-best time of 12.22 in the finals, which is the second-fastest mark in school history.

She advanced to the finals earlier in the day with a clocking of 12.31.

Laniece Clarke of McKendree won the 100 with a time of 11.82.

Three others competed for the Raiders on Day 2 of the three-day meet.

Daniel Cecchini soared 6 feet, 8 inches to finish in a three-way tied for fourth place in the high jump, the highest placing by an SOU athlete thus far. Defending champion Mike Mason of the University of British Columbia won the high jump at 6-113/4.

Also for SOU, sophomore Cameron Kreuz placed 17th in his 800-meter semifinal heat but didn't advance to the finals. His time was 1:58.37.

Junior Alicia Jeffers placed 26th in the 5,000 prelims with a time of 19:31.42 and did not advance to the finals.

Four Raiders will compete in finals today. They are senior Grant Brannaman in the pole vault, senior Jeff Olsen of Ashland and junior Kevin Jeffers in the 3,000 steeplechase and Trevor Palmer of Crater in the 1,500.

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