June 13, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson track & field program produced 10 first-team All-Americans at last weekend’s NCAA Outdoor Championships. The official announcement of first- and second-team All-America performers was released Monday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Nine members of the seventh-place women’s team earned first-team honors, while Miller Moss earned the distinction from the men’s squad. This is the first outdoor season the USTFCCCA has adopted a policy to name first- and second-team All-Americans.
Patricia Mamona headlined the first-team selections by virtue of winning a second straight NCAA championship in the triple jump. She hit a mark of 46’1.25″ on the first jump of the finals, making her only the second female in Clemson track & field history to win more than one individual NCAA title. She concluded her career as a three-time All-American in the event.
Liane Weber also earned first-team accolades Monday. She was the national runner-up in the heptathlon, just one year after an injury forced her to miss the majority of the NCAA Championships. Weber, also a three-time All-American, amassed 5,857 points in the heptathlon in what was her best individual finish ever at a national meet.
Alyssa Kulik notched her first career All-America accolade by finishing fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase. The Simpsonville, SC native established another school record in the championship final with a time of 9:57.51. Kulik is the first-ever All-American in the steeplechase for the Tiger women’s program.
Misha Morris. The seventh-place relay finish gave Edgerson and Golladay a total of three career All-America honors, and it was the first for Gracia and Morris.
April Sinkler was the final first-team All-American for the women’s team. She finished eighth place in the long jump with a mark of 21’2.75″. Sinkler was also a second-team All-American in both the high jump and triple jump. She has earned nine first- or second-team All-America honors in her decorated career.
The men’s team tied for 38th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships behind a terrific bronze medal effort by Moss in the decathlon. The graduate student out of Sumter, SC scored a personal best 7,996 points over a three-day span to follow up his national championship performance from indoor season.
Other second-team performers recognized by the USTFCCCA were La’Mont Jackson (4×100), Justin Murdock (100, 4×100) and Bridgette Owens (100 hurdles).
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