Ducks Collect 20 All-America Honors
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Based on efforts at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships, the Oregon track and field team has collected 20 All-America honors—13 women, seven men—as announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). That total is tied for fourth most in the country.
Ten of the Ducks' 20 All-America accolades are first-team selections headlined by Emmanuel Ihemeje, the two-time defending NCAA indoor champion in the triple jump. Additionally, Aneta Konieczek and Katriina Wright both earned two All-America certificates each including first-team honors as part of the distance-medley relay with Mia Moerck and Izzy Thornton-Bott.
Oregon's other first-team performers are Reed Brown (mile), Alysah Hickey (long jump), Jadyn Mays (60 meters), Luis Perala (800 meters) and Max Vollmer (heptathlon).
2022 USTFCCCA Indoor All-Americans
Iman Brown – second team (200 meters)
Reed Brown – first team (mile)
Aaron Bienenfeld – second team (5,000 meters)
Ella Clayton – second team (4x400m relay)
Shana Grebo – second team (4x400m relay)
Shaniya Hall – second team (4x400m relay)
Alysah Hickey – first team (long jump)
Emmanuel Ihemeje – first team (triple jump)
Aneta Konieczek – first team (distance medley relay); second team (mile)
Jadyn Mays – first team (60 meters)
Mia Moerck – first team (distance medley relay)
Kemba Nelson – second team (60 meters)
Luis Peralta – first team (800 meters)
Izzy Thornton-Bott – first team (distance medley relay)
Max Vollmer – first team (heptathlon)
Micah Williams – honorable mention (60 meters)
Katriina Wright – first team (distance medley relay); second team (4x400m relay)
Jack Yearian – second team (mile)
Athletes who finished in the top eight of their respective events and relays this past weekend took home first-team honors while those who placed ninth through 16th individually or as a member of a relay team earned spots on the second team. Remaining athletes were honorable mention.
During the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala., the Ducks added three top-10 marks to the program's indoor top-10 list. Overall, Oregon tallied 28 new top-10 additions to the UO list during the recent indoor campaign.
UO Top-10 at NCAA Indoor Championships
Heptathlon | 2. Max Vollmer – 5,969 points
60 Meters | 3. Jadyn Mays – 7.09 (in Friday's semifinal; time of 7.11 in the final would also rank third)
DMR | 4. Izzy Thornton-Bott, Katriina Wright, Mia Moerck, Aneta Konieczek – 10:55.52
The Ducks' outdoor season begins March 19 with a group traveling to the PNW Invitational in Corvallis. The team's home opener is set for April 1-2 with the Hayward Premiere. Single-meet tickets are now on sale for the upcoming home schedule.
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