GRINNELL, Iowa – Carter Comito became an All-American with a seventh place finish in the shot put on Saturday at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships at Grinnell College.
Comito, the 2011 NCAA Division III champion in the discus, reached 54'-4.75" in the shot put for his first indoor All-America finish. David Pless of Bates won the event with a meet-record mark of 60'-6.5".
Frank Lima finished 10th in the high jump after clearing 6'-8.75". The jumpers in fifth through 10th place all cleared the same height, but the final standings were determined by number of misses per round. Zach Mixdorf of Wis.-Stevens Point won the event with a height of 6'-11".
On Friday evening Jheri Gates finished 11th in the women's high jump. She cleared 5'-3" in her first indoor national competition. Elizabeth Evans of Rose-Hulman jumped 5'-10.5" to win the event.
Comito's seventh-place finish gives Whitworth two points in the men's championship.