Moment #9: Seven Named T&F All-Americans

Josh Taylor was one of the handful of Lumberjacks to earn All-America honors

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, 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
Moment #1 
- Tuesday, Aug. 19
Moment #2 - Friday, Aug. 15
Moment #3 - Tuesday, Aug. 12
Moment #4 - Friday, Aug. 8
Moment #5 - Tuesday, Aug. 5
Moment #6 - Friday, Aug. 1
Moment #7 - Tuesday, July 29
Moment #8 - Friday, July 25
Moment #9 - Men's track and field garners seven All-America honors
Moment #10 - Women's basketball advances to WBI championship game
Moment #11 Men's track and field cracks the top-25 for the first time since 1996
Moment #12 - Baseball outlasts nationally-ranked Alabama in Tuscaloosa
Moment #13 - Football stuns second-ranked Montana State
Moment #14 - Colton Ross sets nation's top mark in pole vault
Moment #15 - Bowling claims first tournament titles in program history



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