Brown and Deutsch to Compete at USATF Outdoor Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – Texas A&M University-Commerce will be well represented at the 2022 Toyota USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships at the historic Hayward Field this weekend.
Lion alum Joe Brown (Mansfield), the 2019 NCAA Division II Men’s Discus Champion, competes in the discus on Thursday at 5:45 pacific time, and Nicholas Deustch (Frisco), a rising sophomore at A&M-Commerce, races in the Under-20 men’s steeplechase race on Saturday at 5:13 pm Pacific Time.
Brown’s career-best mark of 205 feet and 5.4 inches (62.62m) ranks eighth in the field. Although his first time competing in the USATF Outdoor Championships, he competed in the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials last year.
Deustch’s season-best time in his freshman campaign was 9:29.31, the 13th among the racers competing on Saturday. It is also his first time competing at the national championships.
Fans can follow along to Brown’s throw in the men’s discus HERE and Deustch’s time in the men’s steeplechase HERE. A live subscriber-only webcast is also available on USATF.tv.
33 Lions receive USTFCCCA All-Region honors
NEW ORLEANS – Thirty-three student-athletes from the Texas A&M University-Commerce student-athletes track & field team has received All-South Central Region honors by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their efforts this season.
Lion National Champions Moaz Ibrahim (Cairo, Egypt), Ushan Perera (Mahabage, Sri Lanka), Candesha Scott (St. David, Grenada), J.T. Smith (Klein Oak), Minna Svaerd (Karlstad, Sweden) highlight the all-region selections
Smith, Cameron Macon (Dallas – Carter), Delan Edwin (Castries, Saint Lucia), Sofia Khenfar (Lyon, France), Naomi Ndukwe (Perserville, France), Mariana Shostak (Lviv, Ukraine), and Svaerd reached an all-region status in multiple events.
2022 USTFCCCA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD ALL-SOUTH CENTRAL REGION
|Delan Edwin||4×100 Relay|
|Delan Edwin||100 Meters|
|Delan Edwin||200 Meters|
|Trayveon Franklin||Triple Jump|
|Chandler King||Long Jump|
|Justin Lewis||High Jump|
|Cameron Macon||4×100 Relay|
|Cameron Macon||110 Meter Hurdles|
|Andre Norman||4×100 Relay|
|Ushan Perera||High Jump|
|Elmar Schutte||Pole Vault|
|J.T. Smith||4×100 Relay|
|J.T. Smith||100 Meters|
|J.T. Smith||200 Meters|
|Dodley Thermitus||Triple Jump|
|Maxime Woirin||400 Meter Hurdles|
|Francesca Aquillino||4×100 Relay|
|Ashley Benton||4×100 Relay|
|Sofia Khenfar||4×400 Relay|
|Sofia Khenfar||4×100 Relay|
|Naomi Ndukwe||4×400 Relay|
|Naomi Ndukwe||400 Meter Hurdles|
|Julia Seigerroth||100 Meter Hurdles|
|Mariana Shostak||4×400 Relay|
|Mariana Shostak||4×100 Relay|
|Mariana Shostak||400 Meters|
|Minna Svaerd||4×400 Relay|
|Minna Svaerd||400 Meter Hurdles|
|Minna Svaerd||Pole Vault|
Iniuto Ukpong earns CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, first track & field athlete since 1994
AUSTIN – Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s track and field scholar-athlete Iniuto Ukpong has been appointed as a Third Team Academic All-American, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Ukpong is the second-ever track and field athlete in school history to receive Academic All-America honors.
Ukpong (Arlington – Mansfield Summit) just completed her final season in the blue and gold, specializing in the throws. She has received all-conference honors in both the outdoor and indoor seasons, throwing both the hammer and the shot put. This past season, she also received Lone Star Conference All-Academic honors for both portions and was named the LSC Women’s Indoor Track and Field Academic Athlete of the Year.
“Iniuto is very deserving of this award. She has worked tremendously hard over the course of her career, both academically and athletically,” said coach George Pincock. “It is really special to see her getting this award to end her career. She is going to move on to bigger and better things, and this is going to make her resume even better than it already is!”
Health, kinesiology, and sports studies major, Ukpong has received President’s List honors four times, recognized as a Best in Class scholar three times, and named to the Lion Honor Roll three times.
She is the first women’s track and field student-athlete to receive CoSIDA Academic All-America honors since Tammy Scott in 1994 and the fourth Lion this year to receive the recognition joining Alex Shillow from the football team, Madison Schaefer from the softball team, and Sophie-Charlott Hempel from the women’s golf team.
The four honorees this year match 2018 for most in a single year in school history. Since 1972, A&M-Commerce has received 22 CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
2021-22 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA ® TEAM WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY NCAA DIVISION II
|Chin Agina||Azusa Pacific||Gr.||Kinesiology (U) / Public Health (G)|
|Alison Andrews-Paul||Simon Fraser||Gr.||Public Health (G)|
|Zoe Baker||Colorado School of Mines||Sr.||Computer Science / Applied Mathematics & Statistics|
|Rachel Bredeson||Cedarville||Gr.||Pharmaceutical Science|
|Ashlan Burton||Central Missouri||Gr.||Kinesiology|
|Taryn Christy||Illinois Springfield||Sr.||Political Science|
|Kayla Goodwin||Central Missouri||So.||Kinesiology|
|Maddie James||West Chester||Gr.||Biology (U) / Biology (G)|
|Kaylee Jensen||Minnesota State Mankato||Sr.||Biology / Biochemistry / Gender & Women’s Studies / Psychology|
|Riley McGrath||Colorado Colorado Springs||So.||Business|
|Hannah Miller||Colorado School of Mines||Jr.||Quantitative Biosciences & Engineering|
|Rachel Miller||Ashland||Gr.||Public Relations & Strategic Communication (U) / MBA (G)|
|D’Andra Morris||Mary||Gr.||Business Administration / Marketing (U) / MBA (G)|
|Natalia Novak||Academy of Art||Sr.||Communications & Media Technologies|
|Arika Robinson||Concordia-St. Paul||Sr.||Nursing|
|Ukeyvia Beckwith||Embry-Riddle (Fla.)||Gr.||Aerospace & Occupational Safety (U) / MBA (G)|
|Casey Berberich||Maryville||Gr.||Physical Therapy (G)|
|Josie Coffey||Colorado Mesa||So.||Political Science|
|Anna Ebersole||Cal U. Pennsylvania||Sr.||Criminal Justice|
|Annika Esvelt||Seattle Pacific||So.||Applied Human Biology|
|Divonne Franklin||Cal U. Pennsylvania||Sr.||Biology|
|Laia Gonzalez||Central Missouri||Gr.||Big Data Analytics|
|Marisa Gwinner||Tiffin||Sr.||Digital Media & Design|
|Mica Jenrette||Colorado Mesa||Sr.||Sociology|
|Brea Perron||Minnesota State Mankato||Sr.||Psychology / Communication Disorders|
|Rachel Rairdon||Augustana||Sr.||Spanish / Modern Foreign Languages / Accounting & Finance|
|Rebekah Rairdon||Augustana||Sr.||Business & Accounting|
|Haley Schaller||Clarion||Gr.||Speech Language Pathology (G)|
|Johanna Wistokat||Christian Brothers||Sr.||Business Administration|
|Kayla Zink||Colorado Colorado Springs||Sr.||Health Care Science|
|Marianne Abdalah||Slippery Rock||Gr.||Biology (U) / Physician’s Assistant (G)|
|Emily Chilton||Simon Fraser||Sr.||Biomedical Physiology|
|Ayana Fields||Cal Poly Pomona||Sr.||Kinesiology|
|Bailey Gostomski||Roberts Wesleyan||Sr.||Computer Science|
|Melissa Moreni||Colorado Colorado Springs||So.||Biology|
|Katy Neubert||King||Jr.||Cell & Molecular Biology|
|Alona Olshevska||Saginaw Valley State||Sr.||Criminal Justice|
|Abby Owens||Carson-Newman||Jr.||Mathematics and Philosophy|
|Jena Reinheimer||Slippery Rock||Sr.||Finance|
|Amanda Short||Western Washington||Gr.||Kinesiology & Exercise Science|
|Iniuto Ukpong||A&M-Commerce||Sr.||Health Kinesiology & Sport Studies|
|Sydney Wolf||Seton Hill||Sr.||Psychology|
CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: Zoe Baker, Colorado School of Mines