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Sullivan secures second place at Indoor Championships

  • Marion native Daryl Sullivan took second place over the weekend at the 2019 NCAA Indoor National Championships with a second place finish in the high jump.

    Marion native Daryl Sullivan took second place over the weekend at the 2019 NCAA Indoor National Championships with a second place finish in the high jump.
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By Spyder Dann mdann@dailyregister.com
updated: 3/12/2019 9:48 AM

Daryl Sullivan's trip to the podium was nothing short of impressive as the former Marion standout and University of Tennessee junior highlighted the Volunteers performances as Saturday's 2019 NCAA Indoor National Championships with a second place finish in the high jump.

Sullivan cleared a lifetime-best height of 7-foot-5 on his first attempt at the mark.

The runner-up result in the event was Tennessee's highest since 1994 when Randy Jerkins leaped 7-7 to secure the programs lone indoor high jump national title.

"I was unbelievably impressed with Darryl, just the entire mental focus that he brought to the game," director of track & field Beth Alford-Sullivan said following the meet. "He steps in and he's vying for a national title. He was here at the show two years ago as a freshman, got the experience out of the way. We had some coaching changes from last year to this year, and you can just see. This was a guy on a mission and he was ready to go."

Sullivan received 1 of 10 All-America citations for the Big Orange contingent over the weekend.

The men's track and field team tied for 35th overall at the event, claiming seven points. Reigning SEC Champions Florida (men) and Arkansas (women) claimed the team titles Saturday night.

Spyder Dann covers prep and college sports for the Southern Illinois Local Media News Group. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.

 
 
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