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Texas A&M athletes garner 16 first-team All-American honors

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M earned 16 first-team All-American honors and four second-team accolades during the NCAA Indoor Championships that were held inside Gilliam Indoor Stadium this past weekend.

The record-filled championships were held in front of the largest NCAA Indoor crowds since 2005, with 4,729 on hand for Friday and 5,280 in attendance on Saturday. Action during the meet produced two world records, a world best, two world junior records, four American records, six collegiate records and nine championship meet records.

The Aggie men and women each totaled eight first-team and two second-team All-American honors. First-team All-Americans are awarded to finishers among the top eight of each event contested in the NCAA Indoor Championships while second-team honors are given to places ninth through 16th.

Mylik KerleyJazmine Fray and Danyel White each garnered individual and relay first-team All-American awards. Individual first-team All-American honors were picked by national long jump champion Will WilliamsSammy Watson (800m), Audie Wyatt (pole vault), Jacob Wooten (pole vault), and Lajarvia Brown (triple jump).

Relay first-team All-Americans included Ilolo IzuRobert GrantDevin DixonGlorilisha Carter, and Jarra Owens. The Aggie men were runner-up in the 4×400 with a world record time of 3:01.39 while the women placed sixth in a season best of 3:31.64.

Receiving second-team All-American status were Alison Ondrusek (weight throw), Ciynamon Stevenson (triple jump), Grant (400m) and Dixon (800m).

Grant earned a seventh first-team All-American honor at Texas A&M while Fray, Kerley, Williams and Wyatt now each have five. Grant is currently tied for 12th on the Aggie list of All-Americans, sharing the career totals held by Andre Cason, Tabarie Henry, Henry Lelei, and Fred Kerley.

In addition to becoming the first Aggie long jump winner at the NCAA Indoor Championships and breaking the previous school record set in 2006, the series of jumps by Williams produced a total of four marks among the top 12 all-time performances at Texas A&M.

Following his 26-10 ½ (8.19) school record, which is the collegiate leader for the 2018 indoor season, Williams also had jumps that measured 26-2 ¼ (7.98), 26-0 ¼ (7.93), and 25-10 ¾ (7.89). Those efforts rank 4-6-11 among the top 12 performances.

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Posted by on Mar 13 2018. Filed under Sports.
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