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OBU Track boasts 20 All-Americans

1) Clay Shepperson 2) Elizabeth Dadzie (Photos: Bill Pope)

1) Clay Shepperson (Photo: Bill Pope)

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) had 20 athletes earn 34 All-America titles in 15 events last month in the teams’ final NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Eleven members of the national runner-up Lady Bison squad earned 19 titles in nine events.

Elizabeth Dadzie claimed four All-America honors to lead the way, earning the awards in the long jump, triple jump, 100 hurdles and the 4×100 relay.

Hannah Fields and Brenda Barnett were both three-time All-Americans. Fields earned the status in the 1500, 800 and 4×800 relay, while Barnett was All-America in the 400 hurdles, the 4×100 relay and the 4×400 relay.

Shimoya Curries earned two All-America awards in the 4×400 and 4×800 relays. Earning one honor each were Paige Kannady in the shot put, Erin Hart and Chelsea Abinah in the 4×100 relay, Abby Mayfield and Linzee Ozone in the 4×400 relay and Halie Herbert and Whitney Warfield in the 4×800 relay.

The Bison had nine athletes earn 15 honors in six events. Clay Shepperson led the men’s team with three All-America honors, winning them in the 800 meters, 4×400 relay and 4×800 relay.

2) Elizabeth Dadzie

2) Elizabeth Dadzie (Photo: Bill Pope)

Travis Hinton, Kenneth Combs, Blake Bartlett and Jywayne Allen had two each. Hinton earned the status in the 400 meters and the 4×400 relay. Combs was All-America in the 110 high hurdles and the 4×100 relay. Bartlett earned the status in the 4×100 and the 4×400 and Allen in the 4×400 and the 4×800 relays.

Earning one honor each were T.J. Carmichael and Jordan Blalock in the 4×100 relay and Ayoub Akil and Sam Smith in the 4×800 relay.


Author: Ray Fink

Ray Fink is the Director of Athletic Media Relations at OBU

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