March 12, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – Four members of the Auburn track and field team made the trip to the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships and all four returned as First Team All-Americans.
“I’m really happy with the group we took to NCAAs and their success,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “Although it wasn’t the biggest group, I knew each had a chance to be very successful and they all did. I’m really proud of all four.”
Leading the group is now 11-time All-American Marcus Rowland. A senior from Spartanburg, South Carolina, Rowland finished as the runner up in the men’s 60 meters with his new personal best of 6.55 seconds.
That mark now ranks second all-time at Auburn. His 11 All-American honors rank second in Auburn history behind former Olympian Harvey Glance’s 14 mentions.
Fellow senior sprinter Harry Adams was also named a first-team All-American in the 60 meters with his fourth-place performance in 6.63 (seasonal best). He is now a seven-time All-American.
Stephen Saenz earned his sixth career All-America mention with his sixth-place showing in the men’s shot put.
Additionally, senior high jumper Maya Pressley was named an All-American for the fourth time after she finished fourth in the women’s high jump with a personal best clearance of 6-1.5 (1.87m), the top jump by an Auburn athlete since 2009.
The Tigers open the 2013 outdoor season on March 28 at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas. For the latest on Auburn track and field, follow @AUTrack on Twitter.