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Syracuse Track & Field: Recap of US and Canadian Outdoor National Championships

Several of Syracuse's track athletes and alums competed in the US and Canadian National Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Let's recap the meets and see how they performed.

Syracuse Alum Jillian Drouin
Syracuse Alum Jillian Drouin
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While many of their Syracuse Orange teammates are using the summer to recover and prepare for 2015-16, several current SU athletes (and alums) kept competing for national championships for the US and Canada.

US Outdoor Track & Field Championships

The Orange All-American hurdle duo of Donald Pollitt and Freddie Crittenden competed in the 110m hurdles , and were joined in the event by SU alum Jarret Eaton. Crittenden was the only one to advance out of qualifying to the semifinals where he placed 10th overall, the highest of any collegiate athlete in the event. He'll return to Syracuse next year for his Junior season and will be looked upon to lead the hurdle group.

Canadian Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Sprinter Shaina Harrison captured 5th in the 100m dash, and will also represent Canada as a member of the 4x100m relay in the Pan American games to be held this summer in Toronto. Harrison will return to Syracuse for her senior season and will be looking to defend her ACC Indoor Title in the 55m dash.

Syracuse Track & Field had two other alums competing in Edmonton last weekend. Sprinter Michael LeBlanc finished 12th in the Men's 100m dash. LeBlanc competed at Syracuse from 2006-10 and still holds the school record in the 60m dash.

Multi-event athlete and former Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Jillian Drouin, kept busy in Edmonton. Drouin finished 12th in the women's 110m hurdles, 4th in the high jump, 5th in the long jump, and 4th in the shot put. Drouin is the SU school record holder in the High Jump, Pentathlon, and Heptathlon.

We'll continue to follow these athletes as they continue to compete for an opportunity to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics.