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Gutierrez Earns All-America Honors in 400 Hurdles

May 26, 2018

Junior Jose Gutierrez become Beloit College's second male track and field student-athlete to earn All-America honors in program history with a seventh place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday.

Gutierrez broke the program record for the third time in his last three races in Saturday's finals. He was clocked in school record time, 51.84, to take seventh and earn All-America honors, the second in Beloit College program history to do so. The lone other Buccaneer to garner All-America honors in outdoor track and field on the men's side is Djuvane Browne who was a back-to-back All-American in 2003 and 2004 in the high jump. 

First-year Eva Laun-Smith was also in action Saturday in the triple jump. She finished seventeenth with a leap of 11.51 meters (37-9.25). Laun-Smith registered an amazing first year in collegiate track and field breaking multiple school records and winning six Midwest Conference titles along the way. 

The pair were selected to the United States Track and Field and Cross County Coaches Association All-Region team earlier this week.