March 14, 2016
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa track and field team combined for seven All-America honors when the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released the official list of award winners Monday.
Athletes who finished 1-8 at the NCAA Indoor Championships this past weekend in individual events and as part of relay teams were designated first-team All-America accolades, and all other finishers were awarded second-team honors.
Junior Aaron Mallett earned first-team honors for the second consecutive year after placing third in the men’s 60-meter hurdles. He is the first Hawkeye to earn back-to-back indoor All-America honors since Troy Doris placed in the top eight of the triple jump in 2011 and 2012.
Five Hawkeyes combined for six second-team All-America honors. Junior Elexis Guster earned a pair of honors in the women’s 400 meters and 1,600-meter relay. She placed 16th in the 400 meters and anchored the relay to a ninth-place finish in 3:33.03, just 0.1 second off the school record. Senior MonTayla Holder, freshman Briana Guillory, and junior Alexis Hernandez completed the All-America relay.
Senior Will Teubel placed 13th in the men’s 800 meters to earn All-America recognition for the first time in his career.
The Hawkeyes finished the indoor season with seven All-America honors, four Big Ten championships, and three school records. The outdoor season begins this weekend at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Arizona.