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Brian Blaylock earned NAIA All-American status with his seventh-place showing in the 1,500 meter run.  (Photo by Dan Tomlin)
Brian Blaylock earned NAIA All-American status with his seventh-place showing in the 1,500 meter run. (Photo by Dan Tomlin)
Men's Outdoor Track & Field - Sat, May 27, 2017

GULF SHORES, Ala. --- University of St. Francis turned in one All-American performance and just missed out on another on the final day of the 2017 NAIA Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday.

Junior Brian Blaylock (Lowell, Ind./ Lowell) garnered the NAIA All-American distinction by placing seventh in the 1,500 meter run.  He recorded a time of 3:53.21.

Akwasi Aikins (Plainfield, Ill./ Plainfield Central), meanwhile, fell just one spot short of the same accolades when he placed ninth out of 26 competitors in the triple jump.  He posted a jump of 47 feet, 8.5 inches (14.54 meters), 3.5 inches short of the No. 8 slot.

Rounding out USF's list of performers on Saturday was senior Kyle Mitchell (Crest Hill, Ill./ Plainfield Central).  He registered a throw of 14.18 meters (46-6.25) in the shot put to place 22nd among 26 qualifiers.

USF finished in a tie for 61st place out of 69 teams that scored.

University of British Columbia claimed its first-ever team title by totaling 71 points.  Indiana Tech was right behind with 64 points followed by Wiley College (Tex.) with 57.