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March 13, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Zeunik earns All-American honors

GREENCASTLE, Indiana - Augustana junior Patrick Zeunik (Bloomington Central Catholic HS, Bloomington, Ill.) earned All-American honors in the triple jump on Saturday, March 13. Zeunik, the Vikings' school record holder and the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin champion this year, placed seventh in his specialty.

Zeunik jumped 47' 8" at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships, which were held on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

In the preliminary round Zeunik had a leap of 47' 3 3/4" and was in eighth place heading into the finals. He uncorked a better mark of 47' 5" in the final and moved up one place to finish seventh. His best jump this season was 47' 8" when he won the CCIW title in Naperville, Illinois on February 27 in Naperville, Illinois.

The winner of the triple jump on Saturday was Chrys Jones of Centre College with a jump of 49' 3 1/2".