Nick Frawley Earns All-America Honors with Second-Place Finish
June 13, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa - Air Force sophomore Nick Frawley became the 21st outdoor NCAA All-American in Air Force track and field program history, as he tied for second in the pole vault at the NCAA Championships on Friday, June 13, in Des Moines, Iowa. Frawley claimed the first All-America certificate of his young career after clearing a height of 17'2¾" in the event finals.
His finish is the best for the Air Force men's program at the national outdoor meet since Jim Murphy won the 5000-meter run title in 1964.
It took Frawley just two attempts to earn All-America accolades. He advanced the opening height of 16'8¾" on his first try, before clearing the second increment at the 17'2¾" on his first attempt.
Frawley's All-America certificate is the 32nd overall for the Falcons, the 12th at the Division I level and the eighth for the men's program. He is the third pole vaulter to earn this distinctive honor, joining former Falcons Marcus Nichols (1996) and Paul Gensic (2004). Gensic was the last outdoor All-American for the men's team, although Olivia Korte earned the honor in the women's discus throw in 2006.
ALL-AMERICANS FOR THE AIR FORCE MEN'S TEAM