Florida Tech’s Christian Schiemann Wins Decathlon

By  //  May 7, 2014

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Christian Schiemann Wins Decathlon at Lynchburg Meet

TRACK AND FIELD — Freshman Christian Schiemann entered Tuesday’s last five events of the decathlon leading the field at the Lynchburg Multi-Event Meet.

Freshman Christian Schiemann won the decathlon at the Lyncburg Multi-Event Meet. Schiemann also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with 6,826 points. (Florida Tech image)

Freshman Christian Schiemann won the decathlon at the Lyncburg Multi-Event Meet. Schiemann also provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with 6,826 points. (Florida Tech image)

Schiemann, did not let up on day two, and won the decathlon with a total of 6,826 points. The point total provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The points are also a program record, and a new record at the Dr. Jack M. Toms ‘69 Track Facility.

Schiemann picked up where he left off on Monday, as he won the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 15.80 seconds. He also won the pole vault with a mark of 4.70 meters, and the javelin throw with a toss of 55.13 meters. The height in the pole vault is a new program record. Schiemann also placed second in the 1,500 meter run, and was third in the discus throw.

The performance is also the first time a Panther athlete has set a facility record.

Nick Dodson

Nick Dodson

“Christian had a fantastic two days of competition,” said assistant coach Nick Dodson. “He was dialed in from the start of the competition. I told him before the meet we needed to go in the mid 3,000 points on day one, and he did exactly that. We knew that the events on day two were his best, and he did not disappoint.”

“He proved why he is one of the best decathletes in the country,” Dodson said. “A first facility record for our program is huge.”

Panthers Finish Fourth at NCAA South Super Regional

GOLF  — The Florida Tech Panthers entered Tuesday’s final round of the NCAA South Super Regional clinging to the final qualification spot for the NCAA Division II Championships.

Johanna Larsson

Johanna Larsson

Unfortunately for the Panthers, Rollins came back on the final day, and took the last team spot. However, freshman Johanna Larsson won a playoff, and grabbed the final individual spot for the national championships.

The Panthers recorded a final round 299, and finished with a tournament total of 906. Sophomore Felicia Leftinger once again led the Panthers with an even-par round of 72. Larsson recorded a one-over-par final round of 73.

Felicia Leftinger

Felicia Leftinger

Junior Rachel Polson finished with a 75, and freshman Guro Rambjoer carded a final round 79. Junior Jara’ Templet rounded out the scoring with a final round 87.

Lynn took home the region championship with a final round of 293, and a tournament total of 881. The Fighting Knights will have the opportunity to repeat as national champions. Barry finished second, and Rollins took the last team spot with a final round 293.

Rachel Polson

Rachel Polson

The 293 gave the Tars a tournament total of 901.  Marie Coors of Saint Leo and Ellen Chambers of Lynn tied for the individual championship.

Coors and Daisy-May Kenny of West Florida earned the first two individual spots into nationals.

The third and final spot was determined in a playoff between Larsson, and Emily Rymer of Florida Southern.

Daniela Iacobelli

Daniela Iacobelli

Larsson was able to punch her ticket to the NCAA Championships after sinking a putt on the first playoff hole.

Larsson is the second Panther in program history to qualify for the national tournament.

Former Panther Daniela Iacobelli won the 2007 NCAA Championship, and qualified again in 2009 finishing sixth.

The 2014 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships takes place May 14-17 at Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover, N.C.


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