Larry Russell earns 2019 Indoor All-American honors with fourth-place finish in the men’s long jump

Barton senior Larry Russell finished fourth in the men’s long jump Friday at the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships in Pittsburg, Kan.  Photo by Matt Gullett
Barton senior Larry Russell finished fourth in the men’s long jump Friday at the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track Championships in Pittsburg, Kan. Photo by Matt Gullett

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Barton College's Larry Russell earned 2019 NCAA Division II Men's Indoor Track and Field All-American honors after finishing fourth in the long jump in the finals Friday at the Robert W. Plaster Center on the campus of Pittsburg State University.

Russell, a senior from Sicklerville, N.J., hit a mark of 25'3" – a new school-record – and garnered indoor All-American accolades for the third time in his career:  the high jump in 2017 and the long jump in 2018.  Chadron State's Isaac Grimes won the national championship in the event with a 25'9".

Russell finished up an indoor season which saw him being named the Conference Carolinas and USTFCCCA NCAA D-II Southeast Region Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Year for the season straight year.  Russell also broke the school record in the triple jump this year (48'8") and won the triple jump and long jump at the league championships.

Russell, a four-time indoor all-region honoree (2016-19), is now a five-time NCAA Division II Track and Field All-American thanks to his third-place finish in the men's long jump at the outdoor finals in 2017 and 2018.

2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships
Men's Long Jump – Friday, March 8
Pittsburg, Kan. – Robert W. Plaster Center
Pittsburg State University, host school

1. Isaac Grimes (Chadron State)  25'9"
2. Kizan David (Lincoln)  25'7"
3. Ryan Brown (Lincoln)  25'7"
4. Larry Russell (Barton)  25'3"
5. Carey McLeod (Emporia State)  24'11"
6. Bjoern Klehn (Christian Brothers)  24'10"
7. Quincy Scott (Tiffin)  24'7"
8. Abraham Seaneke (West Texas A&M)  24'5"