Jones, Seymour and Howell Earn All-America Status
June 13, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. -
Kiah Seymour (Washington, D.C.) Mahagony Jones (Cleveland, Ohio) and Brittney Howell (Wyncote, Pennsylvania) added to Penn State’s All-America list, posting great finishes at the NCAA Championships on Friday.
Seymour blazed to a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles. The Nittany Lion clocked 56.77 earning First-Team All-America honors. Seymour will compete in the 4x400-meter relay final with Tichina Rhodes (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Dynasty McGee (Flint, Michigan) and Mahagony Jones on Saturday evening.
Mahagony Jones earned her fifth All-America honor after taking seventh-place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.57. Striving for more, Jones will compete in the 200-meter and the 4x400-meter relay on Saturday.
Competing in the heptathlon, Brittney Howell (Wyncote, Pennsylvania) battled to earn Second Team All-America status. Howell leaped to a best mark of 6.05 in the long jump and launched 96-6 (29-41m) in the javelin throw. After recording 2:27.37 in the 800-meter, the Nittany Lion earned a total 5530 points earning 10th place.
“It was a tough competition but she held her own and she was a true fighter out there, said Director and Head Coach of Track and Field/Cross Country Beth Alford-Sullivan. I’m very proud of her.”
Also competing on Friday was Junior Matt Fisher (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania) who clocked 15:05.99 in the 5000-meter for 25th place.
Brannon Kidder (Lancaster, Ohio) is set to run the 1500-meter final around 2:30 p.m. PT. Kidder automatically qualified after blazing to a fourth-place finish in the semifinals on Thursday.
NCAA action will conclude on Saturday evening. For more on Nittany Lion Track and Field, log on to www.GoPSUsports.com.