Barton’s Larry Russell earns indoor All-American honors

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PITTSBURG, Kan.  — Barton Collge senior Larry Russell Jr. received All-America honors for the fifth time in his career after finishing fourth in the long jump Friday at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Robert W. Plaster Center on the campus of Pittsburg State University (Kansas).

The senior from Sicklerville, New Jersey, jumped a new school record of 25 feet, 3 inches in the event — six inches off the top effort of winner Isaac Grimes of Chadron State. Russell has now been named an indoor All-American three straight years with this being the second year in a row for the long jump. In 2017, Russell was an All-American in the high jump.

Russell finished up the indoor season as the Conference Carolinas and USTFCCCA NCAA D-II Southeast Region Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year for the second straight season. Russell has also been an indoor all-region performer all four years. 

Russell will now turn his attention to the outdoor season, where he has finished in third place at the outdoor nationals in the long jump in the last two seasons, earning All-America for each.