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2021 Championships // Credit: Shanna Lockwood
2021 Championships // Credit: Shanna Lockwood

T&F Athletes Earn 12 All-American Honors at 2021 Championships

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) — Eleven track and field Tigers earned a total of 12 Outdoor All-America distinctions awarded by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday.

Those honored with first team nominations included Cade Antonucci, Eric Brown, Kylee Carter, Joyce Kimeli, Malik Metivier and Alex Spyridonidis. Kimeli earned two first team awards—in the 3000m Steeplechase and the 5000m—making her the only Auburn athlete this season to do so.

Three Tigers earned second team distinctions including Nils Fischer, Ashley Carter and Presley Weems. Additionally, honorable All-American mentions were given to Natosha Jordan and Madi Malone.

Auburn Athletes received their honors based on their performance at the 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships that took place last weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Finishing in the top-8 earned a First-Team honor while Second-Team honors were given to those with ninth through 16th place finishes. Honorable mentions were given to finishers in the 17th to 24th range.

Auburn All-Americans—Men

Cade Antonucci, First Team (javelin throw)

Eric Brown, First Team (800m)

Nils Fischer, Second Team (javelin throw)

Malik Metivier, First Team (400m Hurdles)

Alex Spyridonidis, First Team (decathlon)

Auburn All-Americans—Women

Ashley Carter, Second Team (javelin throw)

Kylee Carter, First Team (javelin throw)

Natosha Jordan, Honorable Mention (heptathlon)

Joyce Kimeli, First Team (3000m Steeplechase/5000m)

Madi Malone, Honorable Mention (hammer throw)

Presley Weems, Second Team (1500m)