Henderson and Auzenne are SDSU’s fifth and sixth indoor All-Americans
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March 13, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State track and field garnered two United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Indoor Track & Field All-American honors following the performances of junior Ashley Henderson and senior Micha Auzenne at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend.
Earning fourth-place finishes in the 60- and 200-meter dashes, Henderson picked up first-team nods, while Auzenne collected second-team accolades after placing 12th in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles.
Henderson and Auzenne are the Aztecs’ fifth and sixth indoor All-Americans. They are the program’s first since Shaneika Thomas won the triple jump at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
At the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Henderson ran the 60 in 7.216, beating out Deajah Stevens from Oregon (7.218) and Kortnei Johnson from LSU (7.220). In the 200, which was split into two four-person sections, Henderson won the first section with her 22.83 time, finishing fourth in the race.
This season, Henderson was the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championship Women's Outstanding Performer of the Meet and an all-conference performer after winning the 60- and 200-meter dashes at the conference meet. Those performances broke the SDSU and Championship all-time marks, as she ran the second-best 60 (7.17) and sixth-best 200 (22.81) in Division I this season. The St. Louis native was one of two Mountain West sprinters in the 60 and the lone conference representative in the 200.
Auzenne, who was seeded 16th in the 60-meter hurdles, placed 12th in the prelims, crossing the finish line in 8.18.
In the 60-meter hurdles this year, Auzenne set the league record and tied her own school record in the prelims of the MW Championship. She was one of two Mountain West student-athletes to qualify for the event at the national meet.
San Diego State, which finished the indoor season ranked No. 25, continues its outdoor campaign this weekend by splitting squads. A group heading to the UC Irvine Spring Break Collegiate Classic and another group will local at the Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate, hosted by Point Loma Nazarene University.