Auburn senior Joyce Kimeli earned her fourth outdoor All-America honors as she finished 12th in the 3000m Steeplechase Saturday on the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. Junior Maura Huwalt, competing in her first championships was 17th in the discus throw.

The NCAA runner up a year ago, Kimeli led alongside BYU’s Courtney Wayment through the midway point before Wayment pulled away to win in a collegiate record time. Kimeli finished in 9:41.48, the fifth fastest time in school history.

Huwalt, the SEC Champion in the discus a month ago, had her best mark of 50.10m/164-4 on her second of three attempts. The South Park, Pennsylvania, native earned honorable mention All-America honors.

Auburn closed the championships with 11 All-America honors including two first-team honors from high jumper Dontavious Hill and hammer thrower Madi Malone.

Kimeli joined seniors Ashley Carter and Asia Jinks to receive second team All-America accolades. Carter was 12th in the javelin throw and Jinks was 13th in the 400m Hurdles on Thursday.

The Tigers finished with six points on the men’s side to tie for 46th place, while the women scored one point, good for a 62nd place tie.


 SATURDAY, June 11

–  Women’s 3000m Steeplechase — 12. Joyce Kimeli                                                     9:41.48

– Women’s Discus Throw — 17. Maura Huwalt                                  50.10m/164-4

FRIDAY, June 10

– 3. Dontavious Hill                                          2.21m/7-3


– Women’s Javelin Throw — 8. Madi Malone                                      69.22m/227–1

– Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Semifinals — 7. Joyce Kimeli                                               9:42.27 (Q)

– Women’s Javelin Throw — 12. Ashley Carter                                  53.26m/174-9

23. Shaniya Holley                                 48.26m/158-4

–  Women’s 800m Semifinals —
17. Presley Weems                                               2:04.65

–  Women’s 400m Hurdles Semifinals — 13. Asia Jinks                                                              57.52


– Men’s Hammer — 19. Kyle Brown                                        66.59m/218-5

 -Men’s Pole Vault — James Courson – No Height

 – Men’s Decathlon, Day 1 —

Alex Spyridonidis – DNF

100m – 11.23                                             

Long Jump – 6.98m/22-11¾

Shot Put – 14.04m/46-0¾

High Jump – DNS


m                                                                                DNS

Spyridonidis                                                        DNF

100m                                                                              11.23

Long Jump                                                6.98m/22-11¾

Shot Put                                                    14.04m/46-0¾

High Jump                                                                       DNS            

400m                                                                                DNS