This spring 38
men will don the Cal Lutheran Violet and Gold for Track & Field season. The
24 returning athletes and 14 newcomers will look to compete at a high level
during both conference and regional meets.
The final memory of his college career is one Eric Flores will never forget. The Cal Lutheran senior was down to his last throw in the shot put
competition at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships.
For the second
straight season Cal Lutheran's Eric Flores was named the United States Track
and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III National
Men's Field Athlete of the Year.
On the final day of competition at the
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships Eric Rogers finished
third in the triple jump to become the third CLU All-American this season. The
duo of Eric Flores and Rogers racked up 26 points placing Cal Lutheran eighth
in the final team standings.
Within a 24-hour period Eric Flores
secured two NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field national titles after
winning Friday's shot put competition in dramatic fashion. On his final attempt
Flores' try landed a quarter-inch farther than runner-up Andy Novak of
Wisconsin-La Crosse and outlasted one final competitor for the victory.