Jackson Earns All-American Honors in 110-Meter Hurdles at NCAA Championship

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Jackson Earns All-American Honors in 110-Meter Hurdles at NCAA Championship

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Senior Dashaun Jackson closed his collegiate career at SFU with a fourth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championship at the University of Texas on June 7.

Jackson’s performance was the best finish by a Red Flash track and field athlete in school history.

“There are no words to describe the magnitude of what Dashaun has accomplished this season and for his career,” said SFU head track and field coach Doug Hoover.

“He is a meticulous and unbelievably hard worker. He and coach (Chene) Townsend came up with a great game plan to put himself in this position and Dashaun executed it to a tee. We are so proud of him for representing Saint Francis with such class and grace and he can now call himself one of the fastest hurdlers in the world.”

With the finish, Jackson earns First Team All-American honors, the first Red Flash athlete to achieve this distinction since Ryan Sheehan in the 10,000-meter run in 2004.

“I can’t even put into words what I am feeling right now,” said Jackson. “Coming out of high school, I would never have thought something like this would be possible.

“It shows what can happen when you put your trust into your coaches and commit yourself to accomplishing your dreams. I will remember this night for the rest of my life.”

Jackson posted a finals time of 13.38 seconds, just .01 seconds off the school record he set in Thursday’s semifinals.

The University of Florida’s Grant Holloway won the race with a collegiate record time of 12.98 seconds.