2023 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field All-America
NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2023 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field season were announced on Wednesday 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 2023 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Topeka, Kansas.
South Plains (Texas) and New Mexico JC shared the men’s title, while NMJC won the women’s crown outright.
A total of five different programs earned 20 or more All-America certificates at the Washburn Indoor Athletic Facility, led by the New Mexico JC women with a meet-high 26 honors. Also earning 20 or more honors were the South Plains men with 24, while the men from NMJC and women from SPC each had 20.
From a combined program perspective, no institution took home more All-America nods than New Mexico JC with 46. South Plains was second with 44, followed by Cloud County (Kan.) CC with 34, Iowa Western CC with 30 and Barton (Kan.) CC with 28.
Four athletes led the way individually, each earning four All-America honors – Wail Bourahli of Butler (Kan.) CC, Mohammed Kowa of Iowa Western CC, Karim Belmahdi of Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.) and Vanessa Mercera of Cloud County. Bourahli was top-8 in the 800 (fourth), 4×800 (fourth), 4×400 (seventh) and distance medley (seventh). Kowa won the mile and finished fourth in the 1000 and 3000 while also anchoring the fifth-place distance medley relay. Belmahdi was top-8 in the 4×800 (second), distance medley (third), 3000 (third) and mile (fourth). Mercera – the only female in the group – was top-8 in the pentathlon (second), 600 (second), 4×400 (third) and high jump (fifth).
See below for a full list of athletes honored by the USTFCCCA.