College Roundup: Dallas graduate Sarah Zerfoss, a diver at Clarion University, earns All-American honors

By Tom Robinson - For Dallas Post | March 30th, 2016 4:17 pm

By Tom Robinson

For Dallas Post

Dallas graduate Sarah Zerfoss completed her diving career at Clarion University by earning All-American honors for the seventh and eighth times.

Zerfoss earned All-American status in both her events – 1-meter and 3-meter diving – during each of her four college seasons.

During the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis, Zerfoss finished fourth in the 3-meter dive March 9. She followed it up with honorable mention All-American recognition two days later by placing 11th in the 1-meter.

Zerfoss was fifth in both events last year as a junior.

At Dallas, Zerfoss was a three-time District 2 champion and three-time state medalist.

Men’s diving

Matthew Edkins followed up his accomplishment as four-time state qualifier in high school by taking aim at becoming a four-time national qualifier in college.

The Lake-Lehman graduate was one of five freshmen divers to qualify for NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, held March 16-19 in Greensboro, North Carolina, making it in both the 1-meter and 3-meter. He became the first diver from St. Lawrence to qualify in 30 years.

Edkins scored 455.40 points for the highest finish by any freshman at this year’s meet.

“It’s incredible to see how far Matt has come this season,” St. Lawrence diving coach Connor Dorff said, according to a story on the school website. “He showed up with hardly any 3-meter diving experience and ended his season as a national finalist and All-American on 3 meter.”

Dorff and St. Lawrence head coach Bob Clemmer praised Edkins for fighting through an illness during the time leading up to nationals to still make the finals.

Edkins added honorable mention All-American honors two days later when he placed 13th in 1-meter diving.

Men’s track and field

Shippensburg University distance runner Kieran Sutton earned first-team All-American honors for the first time in his career March 12 when he finished strong to take eighth place in the 3,000-meter run at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships at Pittsburg State University in Kansas.

The junior from Lake-Lehman finished in 8:26:03. Sutton had been a second-team outdoor All-American last season with an 11th-place finish nationally in the 10K. He also qualified for indoor nationals at 3,000 meters last year, placing 15th.

Sutton was the Most Valuable Track Athlete at the PSAC Indoor Track Championships where he beat out Lock Haven’s Ben Robinson, a Tunkhannock graduate, to win the 3,000 meters while also winning the mile and anchoring the winning distance medley relay team.

Women’s track and field

William & Mary sophomore Regan Rome finished 12th in the 3,000 meters March 12 at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, earning second-team All-American recognition.

The Dallas graduate finished in 9:22.60. She was also an All-American in cross country season with a 25th-place finish.

Rome ran the three-fastest 3,000-meter indoor times in William & Mary history this season, including her performance at nationals.

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