DES MOINES, Iowa - Temple senior Bob Keogh had a personal-best throw of 208 feet, 10 inches in the men's hammer throw to place 13th overall at the NCAA Track and Field Championships yesterday.
Although Keogh did not advance to the finals, he did earn second-team All-America honors.
Keogh is the first Temple track athlete since Elliott Gaskins (800 meters), in 1994, to become an All-America.
Keogh, who starred at Archbishop Wood High, joins a list of just four other Temple track and field All-Americas. He and Gaskins are the only ones who were not members of a relay team.
"To come in and give a lifetime-best effort, that's what it's all about," said Temple head coach Eric Mobley. "Tim Boeni [long jump] started off this tradition of earning a spot in the NCAA Championships last year, and now Bob and Travis [Mahoney] are continuing that tradition."
Mahoney will compete in the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase tonight at 8:30.