NEW ORLEANS – All-Americans for the 2020 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Under the direction of second-year head coach Brandon Masters, the Northwest Missouri State University indoor men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams totaled 20 All-America honorees. Northwest is one of seven NCAA Division II schools to record at least 20 All-Americans in 2020.
“This season was set up to be really special for Northwest track and field,” Masters said. “It was unfortunate that we could not compete for a national championship, but it is nice to see our student-athletes rewarded with All-America honors. To be one of only seven programs in the country to have 20 All-Americans is reflective of where we are on the national level. We will continue to strive to produce on the national level and we look forward to the upcoming year and the chance to perform again.”
Normal policies dictate that All-America honors are awarded based on classifications of performance at the NCAA Championships.
Due to the cancellation of the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships, the Executive Committee adopted the following criteria:
- Based on the posted startlist for the national championships announced by the NCAA, the following will be recognized as All-America for the 2020 indoor track & field season:
- 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.
- There will not be a distinction of “first-team” or “second-team” to these recognitions.
A total of 716 honors were handed out to 117 different institutions on Tuesday.
The Northwest women had eight student-athletes capture 12 USTFCCCA All-America honors. Seniors Jordan Hammond (60-meter hurdles, 4×400 relay, pentathlon) and Hiba Mahgoub (200 meters, 400 meters, 4×400 relay) each posted a trio of indoor All-America accolades.
|Moe Bianchi||So.||4×400 Relay|
|Jordan Hammond||Sr.||60 Meter Hurdles|
|Jordan Hammond||Sr.||4×400 Relay|
|Mercedes Isaacson-Cover||Sr.||Triple Jump|
|Hiba Mahgoub||Sr.||200 Meters|
|Hiba Mahgoub||Sr.||400 Meters|
|Hiba Mahgoub||Sr.||4×400 Relay|
|Addie Palser||So.||4×400 Relay|
|Jada Shanklin||Fr.||High Jump|
|Audrey Wichmann||Sr.||High Jump|
The Bearcat men were represented by eight USTFCCCA All-Americans.
|Karim Achengli||Sr.||5,000 Meters|
|Omar Austin||So.||400 Meters|
|Jhordan Ccope||Jr.||5,000 Meters|
|Caelon Harkey||Jr.||4×400 Relay|
|Marcus Klein||Sr.||Long Jump|
|Tyrell Maddox||Sr.||4×400 Relay|
|Abdelrahim Mahgoub||So.||4×400 Relay|
|Gavyn Monday||Fr.||4×400 Relay|