Canton, N.Y.-- Dan Bucy(Sioux Falls, S.D./Lincoln) broke the Carleton record in finishing sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2003 NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning All-America honors in the process.
Bucy, making his first career NCAA Championships appearance, ran a time of 9:09.50 to break Will Kemper's '93 previous Carleton record of 9:10.09. [Ironically, Kemper is being inducted in Carleton's C-Club Hall of Fame in June of this year.] The sophomore was nipped at the finish line by Keene State's Mark Miller, who finished in 9:09.25, but beat Calvin College's (Mich.) Andy Yazzie, who finished in 9:10.41.
Justin Easter of Bates won the event in 8:54.27, edging Baldwin-Wallace's (Ohio) Tim Budic by .56 seconds.
Bucy's finish gave Carleton three team points, making it one of only four MIAC schools to score points in the event. Gustavus Adolphus College was the top-finishing conference school, placing 12th with 16.5 points. Conference champion the University of St. Thomas took 17th with 14 points and St. John's University was 36th with eight points.