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.
Eric Flores, Eric Rogers, Britlyn Garrett
and Toccoa Kahovec of the Cal Lutheran track and field teams will begin
competition at the three-day NCAA Outdoor National Championships starting on
Thursday, May 26 on Selby Field and George Gauthier Track hosted by Ohio
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross
Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday winners of regional
awards for the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season.
Included in that group was Cal Lutheran thrower Eric Flores who was named the Division
III West Region Field award recipient.