Four USC Track And Field Athletes Receive 2006 NCAA Indoor All-America Honors

March 22, 2006

USC's Candice Davis, Virginia Powell, Carol Rodriguez and Jesse Williams earned 2006 NCAA Division-I Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field All-America honors it was announced this week by the U.S. Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. To gain All-America status, the athlete had to finish among the top eight Americans in an event at the NCAA Indoor Championships held March 10-11 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Williams won the NCAA indoor high jump title clearing a school indoor record 7-6 to win his second consecutive men's indoor crown. Counting his 2005 NCAA outdoor title in the high jump, he has won the last three NCAA championships in the event. The senior from Raleigh, N.C. set the USC high jump record on July 26 when he cleared 7-6 1/2 at the DN Galan Track and Field CHampionships in Stockholm, Sweden.

Powell earned All-America honors in the 60m dash and in the 60m hurdles. The senior from Seattle, Wash. won the hurdles event with a collegiate-record time of 7.84. It was her second consecutive NCAA indoor hurdles title and third consecutive NCAA sprint hurdles title as she won the 2005 outdoor 100m HH crown with a time of 12.61. Powell placed seventh in the 60m dash with a time of 7.26.

Davis, a junior from Ann Arbor, Mich., placed eighth in the 60m HH with a time of 8.32. It was her first selection to an NCAA All-America team.

Rodriguez placed second in the 200m race with a personal-best time of 22.71 to earn her first All-America selection. Rodriguez is a sophomore from Mission Viejo, Calif.

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