High Point Athletes Of 2019 NCAA DII Indoor Championships
NEW ORLEANS – The High Point Athletes of the Meet from the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), following the conclusion of the national meet this past weekend.
Mobolade Ajomale of the Academy of Art and Caroline Kurgat of Alaska Anchorage each took home the honor after their standout performances led the men’s and women’s standings at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. Ajomale recorded 19.5 points, while Kurgat posted a 22-point effort as the two were the highest scoring male and women athlete that competed at the meet, respectively.
Ajomale, a redshirt senior from Richmond Hill, Canada, won the national championship in the 200, placed second in the 60 and ran a leg of the Urban Knights’ 4×400 relay that took third overall to record his 19.5 points.
He is a now 17-time All-American throughout his collegiate career when you add in his three from this past weekend. Ajomale led the Academy of Art to a fifth-place finish at the indoor championships.
Kurgat, a senior and a native of Eldoret, Kenya, recorded 22 points as she won both the 3000 and the 5000 to go along with running a leg on the Alaska Anchorage DMR team. It was the fourth and fifth national championships won so far during her career and both of her marks in the two events rank as one of the all-conditions bests run at the DII level.
Kurgat helped the Seawolves to a fourth-place finish, the program’s best ever finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships.