2022 NAIA Indoor Track & Field All-America
NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2022 NAIA Indoor Track & Field season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors by finishing among the top-8 in their events – including as a member of a relay – at the 2022 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships, which took place this past weekend in Brookings, South Dakota.
Oklahoma City won the men’s team title with a sterling effort from a pair of its distance runners, while Indiana Tech romped to the women’s crown thanks to its sprinters and jumpers.
Based on the aforementioned results, you’d expect that the Warriors would have the most All-America honors for women’s teams. You’d be right. Indiana Tech hauled in 28 plaudits, which doubled the amount of its closest competition, Concordia (Neb.) with 14. Soyinne Grenyion stood out the most for the Warriors with three honors, while eight other teammates took home multiple All-America honors for their efforts at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.
The Stars finished with the second-most All-America honors for their gender behind Indiana Tech: Oklahoma City’s squad nabbed 12; the Warriors tallied 13. Two Stars shined brightest in Brookings, South Dakota, as Zouhair Talbi and Shimales Abebe each captured three honors with 1-2 finishes in both the mile and 3000m, as well as a 1-3 finish in the 5000m (Talbi completed the mile-3000m-5000m sweep).
Five other programs snagged double-digit honors this past weekend: Concordia (Neb.)’s women with 14; St. Francis (Ill.)’s women with 12; Friends (Kan.)’s women with 11; Saint Mary (Kan.)’s men with 11; and Dordt (Iowa)’s women with 10.
All told, 83 different programs had at least one athlete earn All-America honors.
See below for a full list of honorees.