Kent State sophomore Dior Delophont earns First Team All-American honors in high jump

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Record-Courier staff report

Kent State sophomore Dior Delophont earned First Team All-American honors after finishing third in the high jump at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, which concluded Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.

Delophont had one miss on the night through the first four heights. She made her first attempt at 5-foot-8 and at 5-10 before missing her first crack at 5-11.25. She made her next attempt at that height and made her first at 6-0.5.

Delophont then took three attempts at her school-record height of 6-1.5 before ending her night in third place.

Sophomore Danniel Thomas took 11th at the championships in the shot put with her third and final throw of 53-3.5, while senior Joh'Vonnie Mosley finished 13th in the shot put with a top throw of 52-0.5. Thomas and Mosley were both named Second Team All-American.

On Friday, sophomore Matthias Tayala had led the Golden Flashes with a fifth-place finish in the weight throw with a KSU-record toss of 72-6.25 on his final throw.

William Barnes ran a 7.86 for 14th place in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles, Jackie Leppelmeier finished 14th with a toss of 65-6.25 in the weight throw, and Wayne Gordon took second in his heat but 10th overall in the 200-meter dash semifinals with a time of 20.84. All three Kent State stars were named Second Team All-American.

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