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BYU track: five Cougars receive All-America honors

By Kyle Chilton

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, June 10 2013 6:09 p.m. MDT

PROVO, Utah – The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday that five members of the BYU men’s track and field team earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships.

Curtis Carr, Victor Weirich and Jared Ward earned first-team All-America accolades by finishing in the top eight of their respective events at the Championships hosted by the University of Oregon. Carr ran a personal best in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:40.87) to place fourth, Weirich jumped a personal best in the pole vault (18 feet 2.5 inches) to finish fifth and Ward placed eighth in 10,000-meter run. The three scored all 10 of BYU’s points as the Cougars finished tied for 24th.

Tylor Thatcher and Ryan Waite were awarded second-team All-America honors in their respective events. Thatcher took 14th in the 10,000-meter run while Waite finished 15th in the 800-meter run.

The men’s track and field program has now accumulated 210 outdoor All-Americans in its history.

To see a complete list of outdoor track and field All-American selections, visit USTFCCCA's website.

Kyle Chilton is the director of media relations for BYU men's basketball. He can be reached at 801-422-4909, kyle_chilton@byu.edu or on Twitter @kylechilton.

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