NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Three Texas A&M track and field athletes were honored by being named to the All-Academic team through the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
Elizabeth Adeoti and Jessica Wingfield were selected to the women’s team while Tyler Custis represented A&M on the men’s team.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic track and field team, an athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 and obtain an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying mark for the most recent indoor championships or an outdoor regional qualifying mark in their respective event.
Adeoti (Houston/Alief Taylor) is a biomedical science major who ran the lead-off leg on the Aggies national championship 4 x 100 relay in June when the squad established its sixth school record of the season with a clocking of 43.05 seconds. Adeoti’s freshman season at Texas A&M included season best marks of 11.51 in the 100 meters and a career best of 23.55 in the 200 meters.
Wingfield (Richardson, Tx) earned a second All-America honor in the javelin when she placed 10th at the NCAA Championships, matching her finish from the 2005 season. The junior political science major recorded a season best mark of 161-6 (49.24) as she neared her career best of 164-0. Wingfield was also the Big 12 runner-up, improving on her fourth-place finish from 2006 and a third-place effort in 2005.
Custis (Custer, South Dakota) placed fourth in the shot during the Big 12 Indoor Championships this season. The junior economics major also set a pair school records in the weight throw reaching a distance of 60-9.5 (18.53).