2022 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field All-America
NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2022 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season were announced on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Athletes of member institutions who finished in the top-8 of their respective individual events and relays at the 2022 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Birmingham, Alabama, took home First-Team All-America honors, while those who placed ninth through 16th individually and as part of a relay earned Second-Team All-America. The remaining athletes were honorable mention.
National titles went back to Austin, Texas, with the Texas men and Gainesville, Florida, with the Florida women. It was the first indoor national title in program history for the Longhorns, while it was worth the wait for the Gators, who hadn’t won in 30 years (last crown was back in 1992).
It would probably not come as a surprise to learn that Texas’ men had the most First-Team All-America honorees for its gender. The Longhorns, who won by 11 points in Birmingham, Alabama, hauled in 13 plaudits, which was five more than each of the next four programs (Arkansas, Georgia, Princeton, and Tennessee all finished with eight apiece). Three different Texas male athletes received multiple First-Team All-America honors, as not only did Crayton Carrozza, Jonathan Jones, and Willington Wright all finish among the top-8 in their respective individual events, they helped the Longhorns win their first DMR crown in the past 14 years.
Florida didn’t receive the most First-Team All-America honors on the women’s side, as that distinction belonged to Texas with 15. The Gators finished fifth in the count behind the Longhorns, Arkansas (14), Kentucky (13) and LSU (11) with their nine. Florida got the most bang for its buck, though, as five of its nine First-Team All-America laurels were winners: Tailtha Diggs in the 400; Grace Stark with her collegiate record-tying effort in the 60H; Jasmine Moore in both horizontal jumps, which included a collegiate record in her trademark triple; and Anna Hall topped the podium in the pentathlon.
No athlete earned more First-Team All-America honors than Matthew Boling of Georgia. Boling finished among the top-8 individuals in the 60 and long jump, while also helping the Bulldogs to a top-8 finish in the 4×400 relay (Boling also reached the final of the 200, but was disqualified).
Three other athletes earned three First-Team All-America nods, all women and all in the same events (60, 200, 4×400 relay): Rhasidat Adeleke of Texas; Favour Ofili of LSU; and Abby Steiner of Kentucky (Steiner won the 200 and set a meet record of 22.16 in the process).
From an overall perspective, no program earned more All-America honors (First-Team and Second-Team combined) than Arkansas with 40. Texas was the only other program with more than 30 with its 35, while Kentucky (23), Oregon (20), Texas Tech (20) and Florida (20) all ended up with 20 or more plaudits for their efforts in the Yellowhammer State.
See below for a full list of USTFCCCA All-America athletes.