Miles Ukaoma earned First-Team All-America honors in the 400-meter hurdles over the weekend.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Earn Six All-America Honors

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) officially announced on Monday those who earned USTFCCCA All-America distinctions for the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field season.

Honorees on the first team for the Huskers included Janis Leitis (long Jump), Miles Ukaoma (400-meter hurdles), Chad Wright (shot put, discus) and Mara Griva (long jump, triple jump).

First-team USTFCCCA All-America honors are awarded to those who earn any portion of a team point at the national championships, or reach an eight-entrant final. Second-team All-America honors are handed out to those whose final placing in the national meet range from ninth to 16th place. Those who participated at the final site but did not place in the meet’s top 16 are listed as honorable mention for the All-America award.

First-Team All-Americans
Janis Leitis- Long Jump

Miles Ukaoma- 400-Meter Hurdles
Chad Wright- Shot Put, Discus
Mara Griva- Long Jump, Triple Jump

Second-Team All-Americans
Jodi-Rae Blackwood- 400-Meter Hurdles

Levi Gipson- 4x400-Meter Relay
Ricco Hall- 4x100-Meter Relay, 4x400-Meter Relay
Dexter McKenzie- 4x100-Meter Relay
Christian Sanderfer- 4x400-Meter Relay
Tim Thompson- 4x400-Meter Relay
Cody Rush- 4x400-Meter Relay
John Welk- 4x100-Meter Relay
Maggie Malone- Javelin

Honorable Mention
Dexter McKenzie- 200 Meters

Teran Walford- Decathlon
Jessica Furlan- 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
Shawnice Williams- 800 Meters

Kari Heck- Long Jump
Anne Martin- Heptathlon


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