2018 Outdoor Track and Field Season Concludes with Seven All-Americans
EUGENE, Ore. – Competition concluded for the Southern Miss Track and Field teams after a rainy Friday evening at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Golden Eagles walked away from Friday competition with four First Team All-Americans and one Second Team All-American.
“I’m so proud of all our athletes,” said head coach Jon Stuart. “We had an incredible season with all the C-USA Champions and now All-Americans, I couldn’t think of a better way to end this historic run.”
The men’s 4x100m relay, comprised of seniors Alexander Richemond and Cra'vorkian Carson along with juniors McKinely West and Chedlin Sagesse, finished sixth overall with a time of 39.49 to earn First Team honors and collecting three points for the Black and Gold.
West became a three time First Team All-American after he finished in the top eight in both the 100m and 200m. The junior came in sixth in the 100m with a time of 10.36 and eighth in the 200m with a time of 20.84 adding four points to Southern Miss for a total of seven.
“McKiney [West] is a warrior,” continued Stuart. “His becoming a three time All-American in the span of one and a half hours is absolutely remarkable.”
Rounding out the men was junior John Warren, who had a mark of 15.86m (52’.25”) in the triple jump. The Prince George native finished 13th overall and claimed Second Team All-American honors.
Yesterday, Alexis Chiles and Callie Jones received Honorable Mention All-American honors after finishing in the top 24 in their respective events.
“I am also thankful for our senior class,” said Stuart. “Alexis [Chiles], Alex [Richemond] and Craig [Carson], who competed hard all year long. It was incredibly rewarding to end the season in Eugene with them.”