Your USC Trojans saw 12 different athletes earn 17 different All-American honors following the shortened NCAA Indoor Track & Field season this year. The selections were announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association this past week.
With the shortened season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the criteria to receive All-American status changed around just a bit, adopting this new criteria for All-American distinction:
- “Individual events: All student-athletes listed on the startlist for the anticipated event.”
- “Relay events: The four student-athletes per anticipated relay who produced the performance that was declared and accepted into their event. Those listed as alternatives will not be recognized.”
- “There will not be a distinction of ‘first-team’, ‘second-team’, or ‘honorable mention’ to these recognitions.”
Even so, here are your USC athletes who earned the prestigious honor:
Alyssa Brewer was honored for her efforts in the 800m as she clocked the school’s fourth-fastest 800m time as a sophomore. Anna Cockrell, Kyra Constantine, Bailey Lear and Kaelin Roberts each earned individual honors and honors for the 4x400m relay. Cockrell is no surprise as she entered the NCAA Championships as the NCAA defending champion in the 400m hurdles and she even garnered All-American honors for the 60m hurdles this year as well.
One of the fastest on the team, Constantine also brought in 400m individual All-American honors as she’s the USC third-place all-time fastest for the 400m both indoor and outdoor. Lear and Roberts were the non-seniors awarded from the relay team, grabbing All-American honors in the 400m as well.
Mecca McGlaston received All-American honors for the 60m hurdles while TeeTee Terry grabbed them for the 60m. Lanae-Tava Thomas, a rising junior next year and budding speed star, grabbed All-American for the 60m and the 200m.
On the men’s side, Nathan Bultman was honored for the weight throw as he holds USC’s second-best ever indoor weight throw. Earnest Sears III earned honors for the high jump and he’s tied for third place in the USC record books, and a Pac-12 champion.
Isaiah Jewett is the USC indoor record holder for the 800m and once again grabbed All-American honors in such an event. Brendon Stewart wrapped up the awards with his honors in the 60m as the young sophomore is already third in USC history with his record time in the event and won the MPSF 60m dash this season.
Congratulations to all the Trojans this season but especially these 12 athletes for garnering All-American status!