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NEW ORLEANS – BYU track and field athletes Shaquille Walker, Zachary Blackham and Shea Martinez-Collinsworth were each named First-Team All-Americans by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.
To be designated First-Team All-America, athletes must finish in the top eight at the NCAA meet in their individual events or as part of a relay team. The NCAA Indoor Championships took place last weekend in Birmingham, Alabama.
Walker, a junior, was named a First-Team All-American after taking third overall in the men’s 800 meters with a time of 1:47.50 over the weekend. It is the fourth time he has been selected as an All-American, third time to the first team.
Blackham, a junior, garnered First-Team All-American honors in the men’s high jump after a third-place overall finish. He cleared 2.18 meters in Birmingham, and it is his first-ever selection to the All-America team.
Martinez-Collinsworth, a junior, is making her fourth appearance on the All-America squad after a fifth-place finish in the women’s 800 meters with a time of 2:06.57. It is the second time she has been named to the first team.
Click here to view the entire release from the USTFCCCA.
The outdoor season for BYU track and field opens this Friday and Saturday at the Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles.