Moment #9: Seven Named T&F All-Americans
July 23, 2014
It was another successful athletic season for Stephen F. Austin in 2013-14, capped by memorable games, incredible performances, championship efforts and moments that will be remembered for years to come. To close out the 2013-14 season, SFAJacks.com will count down the top 15 moments of the past year as voted on by the SFA administrative staff and media representatives. A new moment will be revealed each Tuesday and Friday, counting down to the top moment of the year on Tuesday, August 19th.
MOMENT #9: Men's Track and Field Garners Seven All-America Honors
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – It was one of the most successful seasons in school history for the Stephen F. Austin Track & Field team in 2014. The Lumberjacks shined on the national stage with five entries at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
SFA’s men garndered seven All-America honors for their performances in Eugene, Oregon, and for that the Lumberjacks are No. 9 on our countdown of the top moments in SFA Athletics for the 2013-14 academic year.
Josh Taylor finished in seventh place at the NCAA Championship in the 400 meter hurdles to earn USTFCCCA All-America first team honors. He clocked in at 53.03 seconds and with his finish he scored two points for the Lumberjacks to mark the second time in school history SFA’s men have scored points in back-to-back years at the NCAA Championship.
Four of SFA’s All-America awards went to the 4x400 meter relay team. The combination of Hampton Hawkins, Torin Crowder, Cass Brown-Stewart and Taylor finished in 11th place with a time of 3:06.91 in the semifinal to receive second team honors. The finish improved on their 21st-place finish from a year ago and narrowly missed making the final.
Brown-Stewart also received second team honors individually. He ran 46.20 seconds in the semifinals of the 400 meters to place 14th.
Colton Ross rounded out SFA’s All-America recognitions with his 10th-place finish in the pole vault to make the second team. Ross cleared a height of 5.40 meters (17-8.50) to give SFA two top 10 finishes at the meet.
Long jumper Jamal Peden finished in 23rd place and received honorable mention from the USTFCCCA.
First-Team All-America honors were awarded to those who finished among the top eight in an individual or relay event as part of a team; Second-Team All-America honors went to those who finished between ninth and 16th; and honorable mention honors were given to the remaining finishers.
2013-14 SFA Top Moment Countdown Schedule