ORANGE BEACH, Ala. - Macallister Seitz ended Grace’s track and field season by earning All-American distinction at the 2016 NAIA Track and Field National Championships.
Seitz placed eighth in the discus with a school-record toss of 167-feet. He becomes just the second Lancer to earn NAIA All-American status for outdoor track and the first since James Kennedy in 1999.
“Macallister is a great story. A little over two years ago, he had never competed in track and field. Now he's an All-American. He's worked very hard and that paid off today. He was pretty nervous at his first NAIA national meet, but he came out and hit his big throw on his first attempt,” said Grace coach Jeff Raymond. “I also need to give praise to our throws coach Adam Miller. He's done a fantastic job this year with Macallister and our entire group of throwers.”
Nathan Brown was not far from All-American honors when he finished 11th in the high jump, clearing 6-6.
Jo Boren placed 14th in the 400-meter run in a time of 57.73 seconds, and Jesse Feitz was 18th in both the javelin (121-5) and the discus (111-6.75).
“These three [Brown, Boren, Feitz] are all seniors, and there's no better place to have their careers come to an end. All three are school record holders and have been huge parts of our team over the last four years.”