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Marcelle Becomes Tech's First-Ever Shot Put All-American

June 11, 2009

Day 2 Photo Gallery | Steve Marcelle became the school’s first-ever All-American in the shot put while placing sixth at the 2009 NCAA Championships Thursday in Fayetteville, Ark.

After making the final nine with a mark of 60’9.50″ on his second attempt of the evening, Marcelle stood in sixth with three throws to go. The Green Bay, Wisc. native hit a distance of 61’1.50″ on his fourth attempt to hold onto his spot and become a 2009 NCAA Outdoor All-American.

The 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Performer of the Year also competed in the discus prelims earlier in the day. Marcelle placed 13th among the field, narrowly missing a spot in the finals.

Senior E.C. Gibbs hit the track in the evening for the men’s 1500-meter run prelims. Competing in the final of three heats, Gibbs couldn’t manage to break through as his 3:47.15 run didn’t advance to the finals. The 2009 team tri-captain ends his career with a personal-best year after running a 3:41.65 in the event earlier this season.

Junior Alphonso Jordan will make his debut at the 2009 NCAA Championships on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the qualifying round of the triple jump qualifying. Senior Jerome Miller will contend for a national title in the men’s high jump finals at 9 p.m. Friday night. Both events will be aired live on CBS College Sports.

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