March 10, 2012
Alec Faldermeyer picked up the third first-team All-American honor of his career on Saturday at the NCAA Indoor Championships as the sophomore placed fifth in the 35-lb weight throw.
Faldermeyer, who came into the meet ranked eighth with a best of 70-11.25, finished fifth on Saturday with a mark of 69-9.50. He opened up the competition with a foul and then recorded his fifth-place mark in the second round. Faldy fouled the remaining four rounds and maintained his fifth-place spot to earn his third USTFCCCA All-American honor. Last year, he finished sixth in the weight throw.
Also on Saturday, Marcus Nilsson finished his competition in the heptathlon. The Swedish sophomore was 14th after day one on Friday and moved up to 11th during the final three events. With his finish, he earned the first All-American honor of his career (2nd-team) as he scored 5511 points. Nilsson was 15th in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.48 (865 pts.). He then equaled his lifetime-best in the pole vault with a mark of 15-9, which was the 10th-best mark in the competition (829 pts.). Nilsson ended the competition with a second-place finish in the 1000m with a time of 2:38.62 (889 pts.).
The Bruin men finished in a tie for 45th in the team competition with Faldermeyer's four points in the weight throw. Florida won the team title.