Jared Ward, Braydon Bringhurst and Chase Dalton were named All-Americans for their performance at last weekend’s NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, as announced by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association.

Ward received first-team honors in the 3000 meters and 5000 meters. He finished in fourth place in both events to lead the Cougars to a tie for 19th place in the team standings. Ward was previously named All-American in the 5000 meters, taking home second-team honors for finishing in ninth place at last year’s NCAA Indoor Championships.

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Bringhurst finished in 10th in the pole vault, and Dalton took 14th in the heptathlon as each received second-team honors. It was the first such honor for each.

First-team honors were given to those who placed in the championships’ top eight in an event or were a member of an eight-person final. Second-team honors were earned by those who finished between ninth and 16th place.

Men’s team champion Oregon led the way with 16 first-team honors, followed closely by Arkansas — the defending champion over which the Ducks claimed the team title — with 15. The Ducks defeated the runner-up Razorbacks in the team competition, 62-54.

Justin Green is the SID over men's track and cross country for BYU Athletic Communications as well as BYU Rugby. He is a BYU student majoring in public relations and minoring in business and will graduate in April 2014. Email: justinjgreen8@gmail.com