Postseason honors upon the conclusion of the indoor track and field season include another coaching award for Texas A&M’s Pat Henry along with All-America honors for those athletes who placed among the top eight at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Henry, who earned Big 12 Coach of the Year honors after the Aggie women claimed their first-ever conference team title, added the women’s Coach of the Year honor among the NCAA South Central Region.
The men’s coaching honor was awarded to Bubba Thornton of Texas while regional athlete awards were presented to Andra Manson, Texas (men’s field), Destinee Hooker, Texas (women’s field), Jessica Ohanaja, LSU (women’s track) along with Leo Manzano, Texas and Baylor’s Reggie Witherspoon (men’s track).
NCAA Indoor All-America Honors
Simone Facey produced three All-America efforts during the NCAA Indoor Championships this past weekend in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Facey, who was part of four school record efforts during the weekend, earned All-America honors in the 60 meters, 200 meters and as a member of the silver-medal 4 x 400 unit.
The Aggies had six athletes receive All-America status from the NCAA Indoors with Facey the lone individual to receive multiple honors.
Members of the 4 x 400 relay, which set a school record of 3:29.93 in placing second, also included Tresha Henry, Clora Williams and Katie Baker.
For Williams it marked her fifth All-America honor while at Texas A&M, equaling her with Melissa Gulli with the fourth-most citations in the history of the Aggie women’s program. Henry and Baker each acquired their third All-America honor.
Chris Dykes placed third in the 200-meter final to earn his third career All-America honor with the Aggies. Dykes recorded a career best time of 20.67 seconds and established a school record on a 200-meter track. Caroline Wolf placed sixth in the high jump, with a clearance of 6-0, to garner her third All-America honor as well.
Facey’s lowered her previous school records on Friday with performances that included a 7.29 clocking in the 60 prelims along with indoor career best times of 23.04 (prelim) and 22.97 (final) in the 200. She placed fifth in the 200 and finished seventh in the 60.
On Saturday Facey ran the third leg of the 4 x 400 relay which improved upon the previous A&M school record of 3:31.67 and lowered the Aggies’ season-best time by nearly five seconds.
NCAA Indoor Championships on TV
ESPN 2 will broadcast the recently held NCAA Indoor Championships on Tuesday, March 13, at 1:30 p.m. (central). The 1 ½ hour show will feature team victories for the Wisconsin men and the Arizona State women as well as other individual highlights.