UKTF Picks Up 19 Outdoor All-America Honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky track and field Wildcats combined to earn 19 All-America honors, 10 first-team honors and nine second-team honors, from the recently completed outdoor season, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced.

The Kentucky women’s team, which finished 11
th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, had eight first team All-America selections. The UK women’s team had seven second team selections.

The Kentucky men’s team, which finished 22
nd at NCAAs, had two fist team All-Americans, and two second team All-Americans.

All of Kentucky’s first team All-America selections retain eligibility for the 2017 season.

First team All-America status is earned by placing in the top-eight, in other words scoring points, at the NCAA Championships. Second-team status is earned by placing ninth-16
th. Honorable mention status goes to finishers outside the top 16.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn – who became the first freshman in history to win the NCAA 100-meter hurdles – led Kentucky with three selections to the first team (200m, 100m hurdles and 4x100m relay).

Kiah Seymour earned first-team honors in the 400m hurdles as she claimed the silver medal in that event with a lifetime-best time of 54.67, which also ranks No. 9 in the world and sixth in the United States this season.

Nick Anderson and Jacob Thomson each earned their first All-America selections. Anderson claimed the NCAA Silver Medal in the 110m hurdles, while Thomson placed sixth in the 10k.

Freshman Kianna Gray earned two first-team honors from her first NCAA Outdoor Championships as she made the 100m final and was also the anchor of UK’s 4x100m relay.

Camacho-Quinn and Gray were joined by Destiny Carter and Javianne Oliver as first-team selections in the 4x100m relay as they placed fifth in the NCAA final. Precious Hitchcock ran the third leg in the 4x100m relay prelims.

Oliver, Seymour Carter were first team All-Americans indoors -- Oliver in the 60m, and Seymour and Carter on UK's 4x400m relay.


2016 USTFCCCA WOMEN’S FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

FR

200 Meters

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

FR

100 Meter Hurdles

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

FR

4×100 Relay

Destiny Carter

JR

4×100 Relay

Kianna Gray

FR

100 Meters

Kianna Gray

FR

4×100 Relay

Javianne Oliver

JR

4×100 Relay

Kiah Seymour

JR

400 Meter Hurdles


2016 USTFCCCA MEN’S FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS

Nick Anderson

JR

110 Meter Hurdles

Jacob Thomson

SO

10,000 Meters

 

2016 USTFCCCA WOMEN’S SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS

Destiny Carter

JR

100 Meters

Beckie Famurewa

SR

Hammer

Kianna Gray

FR

200 Meters

Precious Hitchcock

JR

200 Meters

Jacklyn Howell

SO

100 Meter Hurdles

Javianne Oliver

JR

100 Meters

Sha’Keela Saunders

JR

Triple Jump


2016 USTFCCCA MEN’S SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS

Fred Dorsey

SO

Long Jump

Tim Duckworth

SO

Decathlon

 

2016 USTFCCCA WOMEN’S HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA

Donatella Asemota

FR

4×400 Relay

Sarah Blake

FR

Javelin

Destiny Carter

JR

200 Meters

Ariah Graham

JR

800 Meters

Kianna Gray

FR

4×400 Relay

Olivia Gruver

FR

Pole Vault

Jasmine Mitchell

JR

4×400 Relay

Kiah Seymour

SR

4×400 Relay

 

2016 USTFCCCA MEN’S HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA

Xaivier McAllister

JR

High Jump

Ibn Short

JR

Decathlon

 

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