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Carroll's Easton Padden, Rhianna Grossman Place 1st at Indoor T&F Championships

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Carroll's Easton Padden and Rhianna Grossman claimed national titles at the 2014 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Geneva, Ohio.

Padden, a Senior from Laurel (MT), cleared 16'8.75" en route to a first place finish in pole vault. This was Padden's 3rd national title of his collegiate career, as he won last year's indoor and outdoor titles.

Grossman, listed as a Junior from Coeur d'Alene (Idaho), won the Women's 3K by a whopping 11 seconds, finishing with a time of 9:48.26. It was a new personal record for Grossman and the first national title of her collegiate career.

This was the 4th and 5th individual national titles in the history of Carroll's Track & Field program. Easton Padden earned the first and second titles followed my Kathleen Mulligan when she won the women's triple jump at the outdoor national championships in 2013.

As a team, the women placed 8th overall and the men finished at 9th.

More notable finishes by the Carroll Track & Field team:

-Men's DMR finished 4th with a time of 9:59.37 (David Thor, Ben Cutler, Troy Solly & Lyle Pocha).

-Women's DMR finished 3rd with a time of 11:59.9 (Leah Esposito, Mallery Knoll, Sandy Torres & Rhianna Grossman).

-Freshman Beaugh Meyer finished 7th in Men's Shot Put

-Junior Kathleen Mulligan finished 8th in Women's Triple Jump

-Troy Solly (1:53) and David Thor (1:53.4) go 4th & 5th in Men's 800m

-Freshman Leah Esposito places 4th in Women's Mile (new PR: 4:55.29)

-Men's 4x800 finished 4th with a time of 7:38.66 (Jack Dunley, Austin Stuchell, Troy Solly & David Thor)

-Freshman Terah Cundith placed 7th in pole vault

-Stephen Delaney finished 9th in Heptathalon

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