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Tiger Track Trio Leaves Boston With All American Honors

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Three Auburn Tigers took their talents to Boston, Massachusetts, where they competed in the 2024 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

After an impressive display, juniors Vimbayi Maisvorewa and Simone Johnson and graduate student Sanaa Barnes all earned Second Team All-America honors.

Maisvorewa, who set the school record at the SEC Championships, made her indoor NCAA Championship debut. On the first day of competition, she competed in the women’s 400m dash, producing a time of 53.29. This resulted in a 14th place finish, making her the first qualifier for the Tiger’s since Joana Atkins in 2010.

San Diego State transfer Simone Johnson has given Auburn an instant impact this season. The momentum continued as she made her second appearance in an indoor National Championship competition. Johnson finished 11th in the women’s triple jump, with a leap of 13.17m. 

In her final collegiate track and field competition, Sanaa Barnes took flight in the women’s high jump. Her performance at the Vanderbilt Invitational earlier this season secured her spot amongst the top sixteen jumpers in the nation. Barnes equaled her lifetime best, soaring over 1.85m. This mark earned her ninth place, the best performance by an Auburn woman since Maya Pressley finished eighth in 2011.

The top eight finishers in each respective event earn First Team All America honors. Places ninth through sixteen are awarded Second Team All America status. Honorable Mention titles were given to the remaining athletes who competed. 

While Barnes exhausted her collegiate eligibility, Maisvorewa and Johnson look to continue their stellar performances throughout the outdoor season.