2022 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field All-America
NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2022 NCAA Division II 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 II Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Pittsburg, Kansas, took home First-Team All-America honors. Those who placed ninth through 12th individually or on a relay team that finished ninth or 10th were named Second-Team All-America.
Grand Valley State and Minnesota State walked away with the men’s and women’s team titles, respectively. It was the first indoor title in program history for both teams.
Not only did Grand Valley State men win the NCAA title, they also picked up the most First-Team All-America honors for its gender. The Lakers, who won the meet by 17 points, hauled in 15 plaudits. Pittsburg State was right behind with 14, while West Texas A&M (10) was the only other team to have double-digit honorees. Grand Valley State won one event and had three athletes receive multiple First-Team All-America honors. Brandon Miller topped the podium in the 200 and was part of the Lakers’ 4×400 relay. Isaac Harding and Tanner Chada earned two honors each, both coming from top-8 finishes in the 3000 and 5000.
National-runner up Grand Valley State was the top-honored women’s program with 12 First-Team All-America honors, two more than champion Minnesota State and third-place Azusa Pacific with 10 each. The Mavericks captured three event titles and had four athletes earn multiple First-Team All-America honors. Makayla Jackson was a two-time winner in the 60 and long jump, while Denisha Cartwright topped the podium in the 60H.
No athlete earned more First-Team All-America honors than Jaylah Walker of Azusa Pacific. Walker placed third in the 200 and 400, fifth in the 60H and toted the baton on the Cougars’ third-place 4×400 relay.
Nine athletes earned three First-Team All-America honors.
All told, no program earned more All-America honors (First-Team and Second-Team combined) than Grand Valley State with 39. Next in line was Pittsburg State with 26, followed by Adams State (21), Minnesota State (21), Central MIssouri (20) and West Texas A&M (20) earning 20 or more accolades for their efforts.
See below for a full list of USTFCCCA All-America athletes.