NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its 2017 Indoor Track & Field All-Americans on Monday afternoon. Salisbury University senior Meghan McGowan and junior Eric Halton were honored by the organization after their performances at the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships.
Halton earned All-American honors after his third-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Halton completed the race in a time of 48.83 seconds, which broke the school record he had set just one day prior in the preliminaries. This is his first All-American recognition as an individual as he earned the honor last season as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team.
McGowan earned the All-American nod after finishing sixth in the high jump after clearing the bar at a height of 5' 6.50". This is McGowan's third consecutive season earning All-American recognition.
To earn All-American athletes need to finish in the top eight this past weekend at the NCAA National Championships in individual events as well as finish top eight in the relays.
The Sea Gulls will turn their attention to the outdoor season now as they will get set to compete at the 49er Classic March 14-16 hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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