Auburn snags six All-America honors at NCAA Outdoors
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
AUSTIN, Texas — Auburn senior Skyler Daniel tied for 19th in the high jump and sophomore Joyce Kimeli was 21st in the 5000m on Day 4 of the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus. Both earned honorable mention All-America honors, giving the Tigers six total All-America honors for the meet.
Daniel equaled her career-best height, clearing 1.75m/5-8.75 on her second attempt at that bar. She came close to clearing 1.78m/5-10, but missed on all three attempts. The Upland, California, native was Auburn’s first high jump participant at NCAAs since 2013.
Kimeli, who finished 13th two days earlier in the 3000m steeplechase stayed within striking distance of the lead pack before dropping off the last 1500m, to finish in 17:02.91 good for 21st place. The Eldoret, Kenya, native is the first Auburn female to earn All-America honors in multiple distance events since Rachel Sauder in 1995.
Auburn’s meet was highlighted by junior Kylee Carter’s runner-up finish in the women’s javelin throw on Friday. Carter’s silver medal was the best finish ever by an Auburn female in a throws event at NCAA Outdoors.
Redshirt freshman Madi Malone broke her own school record and registered three of the five best hammer throws in Auburn history on Thursday en route to an 11th-place finish and second-team All-America honors.
Sophomore Cade Antonucci recorded his second-consecutive honorable mention honors on Wednesday, finishing 21st in the men’s javelin throw.
The Auburn women finished tied for 32nd with eight points. Arkansas won the women’s title, while Texas Tech won the men’s team championship.