2010 NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships

 

Men's 400-Meter Dash

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Notes: Thiel (Pa.) College senior Alex Eaton became a three-time All-American in the 400-meter dash as he won the 2010 national title in a stadium record time of 46.79 seconds. Eaton was runner-up last year and seventh in 2008. Gwynedd-Mercy College sophomore Dan Dunkleberger, who was seventh in 2009, finished second in a time of 47.00 and senior Luke Reschke of Monmouth (Ill.) was third in 47.06.


Alex Eaton Quotes
On using last year’s runner-up finish as motivation to become national champion this year: “Well, the motivation this year was mainly indoor, I was hurt all year and I took third indoor. I felt like I should have won indoor (400 meter run) and then seeing how everyone ran and knowing I should be up there further in the meet, it pushed me to work harder and practice for outdoor and stay healthy. ”
On his mindset entering today: “My mindset was I knew the two kids in front of me in (lane) four and five, I knew they were going to go out fast. My goal was to just stay with them, I know I’m strong, I know I could push it that last 200 (harder) than anybody so I just felt if I could just stay with them Id have a good chance to finish out that last 200 (meters).  ”
 
  
   
    
400 Meter Dash   
Round 1, Heat 1   
    1 Luke Reschke, Sr, Monmouth College (Il)           47.12Q             
    2 Dan Dunkleberger, So, Gwynedd-Mercy College       47.42q             
    3 Patrick Jager, Sr, Univ of St. Thomas             48.56              
    4 Rick Wolke, So, Augsburg College                  48.97              
    5 Eric Rhode, Sr, Bethel University(Mn)             49.42              
Round 1, Heat 2   
    1 Alex Eaton, Sr, Thiel College                     48.15Q             
    2 Marcus Fortugno, So, Univ of La Verne             48.50q             
    3 Mark Hughes, Sr, Illinois College                 48.59              
    4 Dann Schneider, Jr, St. Norbert College           48.99              
    5 Gino Bisceglia, Jr, Cortland S U N Y              49.18              
    6 Ben Scheetz, So, Amherst College                  49.23              
Round 1, Heat 3   
    1 Justin Allen, Fr, Buffalo State                   47.29Q             
    2 Korey Bucher, Sr, Manchester College              47.87q             
    3 Aric Hoeschen, Fr, Wisconsin La Crosse            48.25q             
    4 Chris Mastrosimone, Fr, Ithaca College            48.28q             
    5 Demetrius Rooks, Fr, Richard Stockton             48.62              
    6 Daniel McKinney, Fr, New York University          48.89              
Final   
    1 Alex Eaton, Sr, Thiel College                     46.79              
                                               Stadium record   
            Was 46.90; DeWayne Stevens, Montclair State, 1993   
    2 Dan Dunkleberger, So, Gwynedd-Mercy College       47.00              
    3 Luke Reschke, Sr, Monmouth College (Il)           47.06              
    4 Justin Allen, Fr, Buffalo State                   47.26              
    5 Chris Mastrosimone, Fr, Ithaca College            47.80              
    6 Aric Hoeschen, Fr, Wisconsin La Crosse            47.87              
    7 Marcus Fortugno, So, Univ of La Verne             48.07              
    8 Korey Bucher, Sr, Manchester College              48.35   
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