Released April 26, 1999
Former Male Star Chapman Headed for NCAA Championships
DANVILLE, KY-Kevin Chapman, Centre College's junior sprinter from Louisville, is a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships, set for May 20 22 at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
Chapman, a Louisville Male product, repeated as the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference's 100- and 200-meter champion at the league's meet in San Antonio, Tex., last weekend. He broke his own school record in the 100 with a time of 10.84 in a preliminary race, then captured the championship in 10.9.
In the 200, Chapman's 21.75 in the championship race was good enough to make him a provisional qualifier for the NCAA meet. The top three finishers in each event also earn All-SCAC honors.
Chapman, a member of the 1994, 1995, and 1996 AAA State Championship teams at Male, currently holds school records in two of the four events in which he competes.
In other action at the SCAC meet, Centre's 4 x 400 relay team of Blayne Gower, Matt Reardon, Myles Holbrook, and Milton Santos established a new school record with a school record time of 3:21.47 and finished second. Chapman usually competes in the relay, but he was replaced by Reardon after suffering an injury in the 200. Gower is a freshman from Louisville, Reardon a freshman from Park Hills, Holbrook a sophomore from White Oak, and Santos a freshman from Elizabethtown.
Also on the men's side, John Davisson finished third in both the 10,000-run and the 3,000-meter steeplechase to earn All-SCAC honors. Davisson, a senior from Chillicothe, Ohio, covered the 10,000 in 34:45.5 and the steeplechase in 10:11.80.
Jacob Eide, a senior from Shakoppe, Minn., was second in the pole vault with a 12-9 * effort. Although he earned All-SCAC honors, he fell just short of his school record of 13-0 set earlier this season.
On the women's side, the women's 4 x 100 relay team of Tracy Jenkins, Krista Rinehart, Stephanie Johnson, and Sarah Harvieux finished third in a time of 52.75 to make the All Conference team. Jenkins is a senior from Rio Rancho, NM; Rinehart a senior from Danville; Johnson a senior from Louisville; and Harvieux a senior from Stillwater, Minn. Harvieux also set school records in the long jump (with a 16-3 * effort that left her in fourth place overall) and the triple jump (34-2 * and fourth overall).
Centre's men's team fourth in the SCAC meet behind Trinity, Rhodes, and DePauw while the women were sixth, trailing Trinity, Rhodes, DePauw, Sewanee, and Southwestern. Trinity, the host school, captured the President's Trophy, symbolic of the SCAC's All-Sports championship, for the sixth consecutive season.
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