March 17, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. -- Three Auburn track and field athletes were named to USTFCCCA All-American teams on Monday, the USTFCCCA announced. Junior Valentina Muzaric and freshman Marshay Ryan were named to first-team All-Americans while junior Samantha Scarlett was named a second-team All-American.
The trio were the only Auburn athletes to qualify for NCAA Indoor Championships where Muzaric and Ryan finished second in the shot put and triple jump, respectively. The finishes are the highest by a female athlete since 2010 when Nivea Smith placed second in the 200m.
Muzaric is the first Auburn female athlete to score in the shot put after recording a new Croatian and Auburn record with a distance of 58-8.5/17.89m. Muzaric has the nine longest throws in school history in the shot put.
Ryan broke the Auburn freshman record in the triple jump as the Chambersburg, Pa., native recorded a distance of 44-0.5/13.42m, besting Shelly-Ann Gillimore's record of 43-11.5 set in 2000. Ryan's finish is the highest by a triple jumper since Elva Goulbourne won the event in 2003.
Scarlett finished 11th at 8.20 in the 60 meter hurdle prelims with a personal best and the third-fastest time in school history of 8.20.
For a full list of the USTFCCA All-Americans, visit www.ustfccca.org.
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