March 12, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – Eight members of the Auburn track and field team (four men and four women) earned either first-team or second-team All-America distinctions from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as announced on Monday.
Junior Kai Selvon headlines the group with a first-team nod in the 60 meters and a second-team mention in the 200 meters. Also earning first team honors were Keenan Brock in the 60 meters and Stephen Saenz in the shot put.
The honors are the first and second indoor All-America selections for Selvon and her third and fourth overall. Brock is an All-American for the first time, while Saenz garnered his third All-America mention.
Nivea Smith picked up the fifth All-America honor of her distinguished career. The former NCAA champion was selected as a first-team All-American in the 200 meters.
Marcus Rowland is now a seven-time All-American with his most recent second-team selection in the 60 meters. Harry Adams was also a second-team selection in the 60 meters and received All-American honors for the third time.
Ashley Cruder and Monica Carney both earned second-team All-America selections, the first of their careers.
Auburn coach Ralph Spry has now had 114 All-Americans since he took over the Auburn program in 1998. The Auburn men have had multiple All-Americans in 17 of the last 18 years, while the women have had at least one All-American for four-straight years and 10 of the last 11 seasons.
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