12 Spartans Earn All-American Honors
The Michigan State Track and Field program had a total of twelve members of the team receive All-American honors, as announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The distinction is awarded for performances at the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships held last weekend in Eugene, Oregon.
First team USTFCCCA All-America honors are awarded to athletes who earn any portion of a team point at the national championships, or reach an eight-entrant final. Second team All-America honors are those whose final placing in the national meet range from ninth to sixteenth place. Honorable mention All-Americans are presented to those who participated at the final site but who did not place in the top sixteen.
MSU's First team honors were awarded to redshirt senior, Beth Rohl; sophomore, Tori Franklin; redshirt sophomore, Leah O'Connnor.
Second team honors went to redshirt sophomore, Antonio James; redshirt freshman, Caleb Rhynard; the members of the MSU Women's 4x400-meter relay.
Receiving honorable mention recognition was redshirt senior, Lonnie Purgh; redshirt senior, Keenan Michael; sophomore, Sarah Birkmeier.
Congratulations to the MSU Track and Field program and all their successes this year!
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