Fourth Place Razorbacks Land 13 USTFCCCA All-Americans
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Following their highest finish in program history the fourth-place University of Arkansas women’s team collected 16 All-American honors spread among 13 student-athletes as announced Monday by the USTFCCCA. Eight student-athletes were named to the first team while three earned multiple accolades. The Razorbacks capped their outdoor season placing in the top five at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Arkansas’ list of All-Americans features South Central Region Runner of the Year Dominique Scott who secured 16 points for the Razorbacks posting runner-up finishes at 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. Outdoor collegiate record-holder Sandi Morris contributed eight points with her performance in the pole vault an event which saw three Razorbacks score. Arkansas’ multiple All-Americans are Scott (5,000m and 10,000m), Taylor Ellis-Watson for her performance at 400 meters as well as the 4×400 meter relay, and Chrishuna Williams for her efforts at 800 meters and the 4×400 meter relay.
2015 USTFCCCA All-Americans
Taylor Ellis-Watson – 400m, 4x400m
Desiree Freier – pole vault
Sandi Morris – pole vault
Dominique Scott – 5,000m, 10,000m
Brianna Swinton – 4x400m
Ariel Voskamp – pole vault
Chrishuna Williams – 800m, 4x400m
Regine Williams – 4x400m
Amethyst Boyd – javelin
Taliyah Brooks – heptathlon
Alex Gochenour – heptathlon
Diane Robison – 10,000m
Rebekka Simko – 800m
Taliyah Brooks – 100m hurdles
Alex Gochenour – 100m hurdles
Shannon Klenke – 3,000m steeplechase
The top eight finishers in each event at the Division I Championships in Eugene were classified as First-Team All-America while 9-16 were classified as Second-Team. All remaining qualifiers were designated Honorable Mention.
The four-day meet was broadcast live on the ESPN family of networks. Replays of the entire championships are currently available on ESPN3 and through the WatchESPN app.
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