Henderson leads SDSU with three selections, including first-team honors in both the 100 and 4x100
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June 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Six San Diego State athletes have been named All-Americans by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced Monday. Honors are awarded for performances at the final site of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which were held last weekend in Eugene, Ore.
Like last year, Ashley Henderson earned first-team honors in both the 4x100-meter relay and the 100-meter dash, and second-team accolades in the 200. Micha Auzenne, Simone Glenn and Rochene Smith joined Henderson on the first-team 4x100. Auzenne (100 hurdles) and Andrenette Knight (400 hurdles) each made the second team in their respective hurdle events, while Bonnie Draxler (pole vault) and Glenn (200) were honorable-mention selections.
The six athletes helped the Aztecs finish in a tie for 32nd at the NCAA Championships.
On Saturday, Auzenne, Glenn, Smith and Henderson raced to a fourth-place time of 43.32 seconds. The time was 0.44 seconds faster than their time in the semifinals on Thursday (43.76) and 0.36 seconds faster than last year’s championship final (43.68), when the 4x100 came in sixth. Just 50 minutes after the 4x100, Henderson took sixth in the 100 in 11.19. Henderson was the runner-up in the event at last year’s meet. Henderson also came in 10th in the 200 semifinal on Thursday in 23.10.
Auzenne, meanwhile, came in 11th in the 100 hurdles on Thursday in 13.27 and Knight was also 11th in the 400 hurdles in 57.80.
Draxler and Glenn garnered honorable-mention status as Draxler competed in the pole vault and Glenn was 21st in the 200 (23.69).
San Diego State could have athletes compete at the U.S. Outdoor Championships, which take place from June 22-25 at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. Henderson has earned the “A” standard in the 100 and 200, while Glenn has posted an “A” time in the 200 and Auzenne has an “A” mark in the 100 hurdles. Accepted entries to the U.S. Outdoor Championships will be announced in the coming days.
2017 USTFCCCA All-America Team
Micha Auzenne, Sr., 4x100-meter relay (fourth place)
Simone Glenn, Jr., 4x100-meter relay (fourth place)
Ashley Henderson, Jr., 4x100-meter relay (fourth place)
Ashley Henderson, Jr., 100 meters (sixth place)
Rochene Smith, Jr., 4x100-meter relay (fourth place)
Micha Auzenne, Sr., 100-meter hurdles (11th place)
Ashley Henderson, Jr., 200 meters (10th place)
Andrenette Knight, Fr., 400-meter hurdles (11th place)
Bonnie Draxler, Jr., Pole Vault (no height)
Simone Glenn, Jr., 200 meters (21st place)