Mount Union Track and Field Earns 14 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field All-American Honorees

Mount Union Track and Field Earns 14 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field All-American Honorees

NEW ORLEANS – All-Region honorees for the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season were announced on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with Mount Union Track and Field having eight men and six women earning All-American.

Normal policies dictate that All-America honors are awarded to student-athletes who score any portion of a team point (top-eight in the final of an individual event or as a member of a top-eight placing relay event) at the NCAA Championships.

In lieu of conduction of the national championship this season, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee adopted the following criteria:

  • Based on the selected participants for the national championships initially announced by the NCAA on Sunday, March 8, the following will be recognized as All-America for the 2020 Indoor Track & Field season:
    • Individual events: ALL student-athletes declared and initially accepted into their event.
    • Relay events: Members of ALL relays who produced the performance that was declared and initially accepted into their event.

For the men Mason Plant (Shreve / Triway) and  Connor Troyer (Sugarcreek / Garaway) were All-American in the 60-meter hurdles. The 4x400 meter relay team consisting of AJ Digby (Tontogany / Otsego), James Roth (Massillon / Massillon Perry), Matthew McBride (Conneaut) and Jared Storm (Barberton). All four men also were All-American in the 400.

In the field events for the men Lucas Cooper (Hanoverton / United Local) and  Sean Sherman (Franklin / Bishop Fenwick) earned All-American honors in shot put.

The women earned All-America with the Distance Medley Relay ran by Cortni Arp (Copley), Katie Durisin (Painesville / Riverside), Sarah Mason (Alliance / Marlington), and Brit McCauley (Ontairo). 

Kennady Gibbins (Navarre / Fairless) was selected for All-American in the pentathlon.

In the field events Bri Aveni (Geneva) earned All-American in pole vault.