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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: August 8, 2012
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College sprinter Dom Kone '13 already will go down as one of the greatest athletes in school history --- and he still has one more year to go.
Read Gerry Boyle's interview with Dom: http://www.colby.edu/colby.mag/issues/62/article/1385/qa-dom-kone/
More on Colby's student-athlete highlights from 2011-12: http://www.colby.edu/athletics_cs/upload/highlights112.pdf
Kone started an amazing two-plus months of track and field with a national championship in the men's 60-meter dash at the NCAA indoor meet at Grinnell College in Iowa in mid-March. He fought back after suffering a hamstring injury in the 2011 indoor meet in the championship final of the 55 dash. The NCAA decided to move the race from 55 to 60 meters for 2012.
At Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in California in late May, Kone dominated the outdoor 100 dash with a 10.24 in the championship final. The time was the third-fastest in NCAA Division III history, second-fastest in NCAA meet history, a stadium record, and a school record. Kone also dominated the prelims at the NCAA meet with a 10.39.
The three-time All-American joins Colby great Jamie Brewster '00 as the only two Mule athletes to win multiple national championships. Brewster won three hammer throw titles at the NCAA meet. Abbi Lathrop '06 won the giant slalom in skiing, Cindy Pomerleau '97 was the heptathlon champion for women's track and field, and Todd Coffin '83 captured the steeplechase for men's outdoor track and field in 1983. Billy Pettengill '11 won a national snowboardercross title in 2009 at the U.S. Snowboard Association National Championships. The 2003 Colby women's crew is the lone team to win a national title.
Besides the regional attention for his national titles, Kone received national attention when he was picked to appear in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd section
Kone spent this past summer working with University of Virginia professors on parasite research.