GULF SHORES, Ala. – The 2016-17 athletics season officially came to a close last weekend as Track & Field athlete Jonnythan Munkholm competed in both the high jump and triple jump at the NAIA National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala. Munkholm was the lone competitor for the Oaks to make the trip east and he finished 12th overall in the triple jump in his first year as a collegiate track and field competitor.
In the triple jump, Munkholm competed in the first flight of three and jumped 47-1 on his third jump to finish 12th overall. The mark was his second best jump all-time. Over the course of the season, he continually improved and increased his jumps, leaping three feet further than his previous personal best triple jump. While Munkholm did not clear a jump in the high jump, but he was the first person since the program was rebooted in 2015-16 to qualify for two separate events at nationals.
Another notable moment from the event was the honoring of a triple jump competitor, Tyler Carter, a Point Park student who died in a tragic drowning accident and was slated to compete in the triple jump. All the jumpers at the event presented the Point Park coach with a NAIA shirt they each signed, in honor of Tyler.