Lions pick up 17 Indoor All-America honors from USTFCCCA -- LINK
NEW ORLEANS – Texas A&M University-Commerce's indoor track and field student-athletes earned 17 total All-America honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) at last weekend's NCAA Division II National Championships, as announced Monday.
The Lion men had 15 All-America nods – seven first team and eight second team – while the Lion women had two second team All-Americans. Student-athletes earned USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors by virtue of finishing among the top eight in their events, including as a member of a relay, at this past weekend's NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala. Those who finished 9th-12th earned Second Team honors.
Luis Romero earned two first team All-America honors based on his runner-up finish in the 800 meters and the distance medley relay's fourth place finish.
Also earning first team All-America honors on the DMR team were Luis Osornio, Dedrian Windham, and Austin Yaeger.
Florian Obst earned first team All-America for a fourth place finish in the heptathlon, and DeVontae Steele was named first team All-America for his fourth place finish in the triple jump.
Gage Bowles was named second team All-America twice, for ninth place finishes in both the long jump and triple jump. Elliot Martynkiewicz earned second team All-America for finishing 11th in the 5,000 meters, and Isaiah McFail earned second team All-America for his 12th place finish in the 60 meters. The 4x400 meter relay team of Erick Quiroz, Aaron Lecesne, Josiah Dennis, and Windham finished 11th to earn second team All-America honors.
On the women's side, Markie Abbott placed 10th in the high jump and Jasmine Roberts placed 12th in the triple jump to earn second team All-America laurels.
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