CLAREMONT, Calif. --- Colby College junior Dom Kone (Bucksport, Maine) is a national champion for the second time.
Kone, the fastest NCAA Division III sprinter in the country, won the 100-meter dash on Saturday night in a stadium record and school record time of 10.24. He tied the third-fastest time in NCAA history in the event and has the second-fastest clocking in the history of the NCAA Division III Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Kone earned his third All-American honor and his second national title in his junior year. Kone won the 60-meter dash at the NCAA indoor meet back in March at Grinnell College in Iowa.
"He had a great performance, a great start," Colby head coach Jared Beers said. "You never want to say before the race happens what you think could happen, but I felt if he did what he needed to do that he could (win)."
Kone, who picked up 10 points for the victory, beat the stadium record of 10.28 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. He was just slightly slower than the NCAA meet record of 10.19, set by Lincoln's Chaz Clemons in 2002. The all-time NCAA record for the 100 dash is 10.18 by Mount Union's Derrick Rippy in 1983.