Aaron Banks - Cobber All-American

 

Banks Caps Career with MIAC wins in Shot, Discus and Hammer, Then Gets A Second and Third at Nationals

Aaron Banks took second in Shot at 1996 NCAA Nationals with a toss of 55-8". Banks placed 3rd in the Discus with a 164-4 and 11th in the Hammer with a 159-4. The Discus and Shot Put finishes gave Banks 11 All-America performances in his last three years at Concordia.

   Records and Championships

   1996 Indoor Shot Put Title Defended

   1995 Outdoor Discus Title

   Complete Shot Put Meet Results

   Complete 35 pound Weight Results

   Complete Discus Meet Results 


Banks Sets NCAA Record To Win Shot Put Title


3/10/96

Aaron Banks defended his NCAA Division III Indoor Shot Put Title with 59-9 throw at Smith College in Massachusetts on March 9th. He won the competition by four feet. The 59-9 toss was a NCAA Division III indoor record. Banks also took second in the 35 pound shot competition on March 8th, losing despite breaking the NCAA record with a toss of 63-6.

Earlier Banks had helped lead the Cobbers to a 7th place finish at the MIAC Indoor meet in Minneapolis March 2. There he set a MIAC record in the shot with a toss of 57-9 and won the 35 pound weight with a toss of 58'8.75".

The shot put title over the weekend was Banks' third NCAA championship. His first and second place finish brings his total number of All-American performances to eight.

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June 1, 1995

Aaron Banks Win's National Discus Title

Aaron Banks '96, Lynd, won the NCAA Division III outdoor discus title on May 27 in Northfield, Minn., with a toss of 162-6. He followed that up with a second place in the shot put, breaking his won school record with a 57'8.5" in the prelims. His 18 points gave the Cobbers a tie for 11th in the team standings.

Banks, an Academic All-American with a 3.28 GPA in biology, won the MIAC shot put and discus titles on May 14. Earlier this spring Banks captured the NCAA Indoor shot put title and set a school record in the discus at 167'11.25".

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Records and Championships


 Aaron Banks'  Shot Put Records

 3/12/94 NCAA Indoor   54'10"  2nd School Record

 5/13/94 MIAC Outdoor  52'5.5" 1st MIAC Champion

 5/25/94 NCAA National 52'0"   4th All American

 3/4/95  MIAC Indoor   52'2.5" 1st MIAC Champion

 3/11/95 NCAA Indoor   54'4.5" 1st National Champion

 3/18/95 Cobber Invite 57'6.25"1st School Record

 4/8/95  St. Olaf      54'8"   1st School Record

 4/15/95 St. Thomas    55'0"   1st School Record

 4/28/95 Drake Relays  55'11"  3rd School Record

 5/13/95 MIAC Outdoor  54'0"   1st MIAC Champion

 5/27/95 NCAA Outdoor  57'8.5" 2nd All American, School Record

 3/2/96  MIAC Indoor   57'9"   1st MIAC Champion, MIAC Record

 3/9/96  NCAA Indoor   59'9"   1st National Champion NCAA Record
5/26/96 NCAA Outdoor   55'8    2nd  
Aaron Banks #35 Pound Weight

 3/5/94  MIAC Indoor   48'8"   3rd

 3/12/94 NCAA Indoor   48'8"   3rd All-American

 2/11/95 Bison Open    50'6"   1st

 2/16/95 NDSU Invite   53'1.5" 1st

 2/18/95 Cobber Invite 51'9.25"2nd

 3/3/95  MIAC Indoor   52'1.75 2nd

 3/11/95 NCAA Indoor   54'7"   6th  All-America

 3/2/96  MIAC Indoor   58'8.75" 1st MIAC Champion

 3/9/96  NCAA Indoor   57'8.5"  2nd in nation
Aaron Banks Discus
4/16/94 STU Inv 161'1" 2nd School Record
5/19/94 MSU 165'6" 1st School Record
5/25/94 NCAA Outdoor 158'4" 5th All-American
4/22/95 UND 167'11.25" 2nd School Record
4/28/95 Drake Relays 162'8" 6th
5/13/95 MIAC Champ 165'5" 1st MIAC Champion
5/27/95 NCAA Outdoor 162'6" 1st National Champion

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1995 National Div. III Outdoor Meet Results


 1995 Men's NCAA Division III Outdoor

 Track & Field Championship at Carleton,

 Northfield, Minn., May 24-27

 Cobbers

 Aaron Banks    Discus    162'6"    1st

 Aaron Banks    Shot Put  56'3.75"  2nd

   (School Record 57'8.25" in Prelims)

 Aaron Banks    Hammer              DNP

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Kansas Relays - April 20, 1996


Discus Throw

   Aaron Banks  2nd   153-3

      Qualified for Nationals

Hammer

   Aaron Banks  9th   171'11" (combined)

Shot Put

   Aaron Banks  1st   58'1.75"

The Aaron Banks File


Concordia Class of '96, from Lynd Minnesota, Marshall High School 


Shot Put Records


 Aaron Banks'  Shot Put Records

 SR- School Record

 AA-All American Honors

 1/22/94 Bemidji State 48'8.5"  3rd

 1/29/94 NDSU  Inv.    51'4.5"  2nd

 2/4/94  Husky Invite  49'11"   4th

 2/12/94 Bison Open    49'11"   4th

 2/17/94 Bison Classic 51'1.5"  3rd

 2/26/94 Bethel Invite 52'2.75" 1st

 3/5/94  MIAC Indoor   53'9"    1st

 3/12/94 NCAA Indoor   54'10"   2nd School Record

 4/9/94  Macalaster    52'2.5"  1st

 4/16/94 St. Thomas    54'6.75" 1st SR

 4/23/94 UND Invite    51'8"    1st

 4/30/94 Bemidji State 51'9.74" 1st

 5/13/94 MIAC Outdoor  52'5.5"  1st

 5/25/94 NCAA National 52'0"    4th AA

 1/28/95 Concordia Inv 52'11"   2nd

 2/11/95 Bison Open    55'4"    1st SR

 2/16/95 NDSU Invite   53'3.5"  2nd

 2/18/95 Cobber Invite 52'5.25" 1st

 2/25/95 Cal-Tech Inv. 52'1.25" 1st

 3/4/95  MIAC Indoor   52'2.5"  1st

 3/11/95 NCAA Indoor   54'4.5"  1st AA

 3/18/95 Cobber Invite 57'6.25" 1st SR

 4/8/95  St. Olaf      54'8"    1st SR

 4/15/95 St. Thomas    55'0"    1st SR

 4/22/95 UND           53'4"    2nd

 4/28/95 Drake Relays  55'11"   3rd

 5/13/95 MIAC          54'0"    1st

 5/27/95 NCAA Outdoor  57'8.5"  2nd

 3/2/96  MIAC Indoor   57'9"    1st  MIAC Champion, MIAC Record

 3/9/96  NCAA Indoor   59'9"    1st  NCAA Record

 4/20/96 Kansas Relays 58'1.75" 1st

 5/26/96 NCAA Outdoor  55-8     2nd
 Index

35 pound Weight Records


      Aaron Banks #35

 Date         Meet        Event    Distance    Place        Noteworthy

 2/4/94    Husky Invite     #35     45'10.5"    3rd

 2/12/94   Bison Open       #35     48'11"      2nd

 2/17/94   Bison Classic    #35     50'2.5"     1st

 2/26/94   Bethel Invite    #35     49'.5"      3rd

 3/5/94    MIAC Indoor      #35     48'8"       3rd

 3/12/94   NCAA Indoor      #35     48'8"       3rd    *All-American Honors

            Nationals

 1/28/95   Concordia Inv    #35     50'10.75"   1st    *Provisional Qualifier

 2/11/95   Bison Open       #35     50'6"       1st

 2/16/95   NDSU Invite      #35     53'1.5"     1st    *2nd All-time at CC

 2/18/95   Cobber Invite    #35     51'9.25"    2nd

 3/2-4/95  MIAC Indoor      #35     52'1.75     2nd    *Automatic Qualifier

 3/11/95   NCAA Indoor      #35     54'7"       6th    *All-AMerican

            Nationals

 3/18/95   Cobber Invite    #35     56'1.25" PR 1st    *Automatic Qualifier

                                                       *2nd All-time at CC

 3/2/96    MIAC Indoor      #35     58-8.75     1st    MIAC Champion

 3/8/96    NCAA Indoor      #35     63-2        2nd    NCAA Runnerup, Broke NCAA Rcord
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Discus Records


  Aaron Banks Discus

 Date         Meet        Event    Distance    Place        Noteworthy

 4/9/94    Macalaster       Disc    145'8"      2nd

 4/16/94   St. Thomas Inv   Disc    161'1"      2nd    *School Record

                                                       *Provisional Qualifier

 4/23/94   UND Invite       Disc    144'9"      2nd

 4/30/94   Bemidji State    Disc    152'10"     1st

 5/13/94   MIAC Outdoor     Disc    151'6"      2nd

 5/19/94   MSU Last Chance  Disc    165'6"      1st    *Breaks own school rec

                                                       *Automatic Qualifier

 5/25/94   NCAA Nationals   Disc    158'4"      5th    *All-American Honors

 2/25/95   Cal-Tech Invite  Disc    153'9"      1st

 4/8/95    St. Olaf         Disc    152'3"      1st    *Automatic Qualifier

 4/15/95   St. Thomas       Disc    156'1"      4th    *Automatic Qualifier

 4/22/95   UND              Disc    167'11.25"  2nd PR *Automatic Qualifier

                                                       *1st All-time at CC

 4/28/95   Drake Relays     Disc    162'8" PR   6th

 5/13/95   MIAC Champ       Disc    165'5"      1st *Automatic Qualifier
5/27/95 NCAA Outdoor Disc 162'6" 1st National Champion
4/20/96    Kansas Relays    Disc    158'1"      2nd

5/26/96 NCAA Outdoor        Disc    164-4       3rd
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