Fourteen MW Student-Athletes Obtain All-American Status at Indoor Track & Field Championships

March 12, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -


The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced today the individuals who earned All-America accolades at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships last week in Nampa, Idaho. Fourteen Mountain West student-athletes were among those honored.

New Mexico’s Kendall Spencer and TCU’s Whitney Gipson were crowned national champions in the men’s and women’s long jump events, respectively, at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Jacksons Indoor Track. Spencer won the men’s long jump with a school-record mark of 26’-3.50,” while Gipson claimed the gold medal in the women's long jump, leaping a top mark of 22’-8.00.” Gipson’s mark ties the NCAA all-time record set by Auburn's Elva Goulbourne and is tied for the world lead.

Overall, there were six men and eight women MW student-athletes honored as All-Americans. Below is a complete list of Mountain West individuals who captured 2012 Indoor Track & Field All-America honors.

Men
Cale Simmons, Air Force (Pole Vault)
Kurt Felix, Boise State (Long Jump)
Ross Millington, New Mexico (3,000-meter Run)
Floyd Ross, New Mexico (Triple Jump)
Kendall Spencer, New Mexico (Long Jump)
Charles Silmon, TCU (60-meter Dash)

Women
Mele Vaisima, Boise State (Weight Throw)
Josephine Moultrie, New Mexico (Mile Run)
Sarah Waldron, New Mexico (5,000-meter Run)
Whitney Ashley, San Diego State (Shot Put)
Kelsy Hintz, San Diego State (Pole Vault)
Shanieka Thomas, San Diego State (Triple Jump)
Whitney Gipson, TCU (Long Jump)
Amanda Bingson, UNLV (Weight Throw)