Jenessa Mann | Posted: 10 Mar 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Orton and Alvarado earn first-team All-America honors at NCAA Indoor Championships

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Whittni Orton and Abraham Alvarado finished competition at the NCAA Indoor Championships with first-team All-America honors on Saturday, March 10.

After qualifying for the finals the day before, Orton finished seventh in the mile with a time of 4:35.44. This was the sophomore’s first time competing at the indoor national level.

Following a third-place finish in the prelims, Alvarado took fifth in the finals for the 800m race. He finished with a season-best time of 1:47.55.

Rory Linkletter earned first-team All-America honors the first day of competition in the 5000m. Connor McMillan and Daniel Carney received second-team All-America honors in the same race. The women’s DMR team wrapped up the first day of competition with first-team All-American honors and Andrea Stapleton finished with All-American Second Team honors for the second year in a row. 

For the full recap of the first day of competition, visit here.

The Cougars begin their outdoor season on March 15 at the USC Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles.

 

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