Lincoln track garners 29 All-American awards

The Lincoln track and field teams raked in 29 All-American honors during the Division II Outdoor National Championships last weekend in Pueblo, Colo.

The women took home 17 of those honors as the team finished in third place overall.

Lovan Palmer was honored in the 300- and 800- meter run as well as the 4x400-meter relay.

Six other Blue Tigers picked up two All-American honors each including Michelle Cumberbatch and Yanique Haye (400-meter run and 4x400-meter relay); Cardine Copeland and Yanique Ellington (100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay); Twishana Williams (1,500-meter, 4x100-meter relay) and Sheri Kaye Campbell (high jump, triple jump).

Anna-Kay James and Janae Johnson were honored in the 4x100-meter relay.

Lincoln’s 17 awards were 12 more than any other Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association team.

On the men’s side, seven Blue Tigers combined to take home 12 honors as the team finished in sixth place.

Sabiel Anderson won national titles in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles. He also was honored with the 4x100-meter relay team along with Alonzo Allen, Jermaine Blake and Tyrone Hawkins.

Romel Lewis was honored in the 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay. Michael Ashley and Devin Hill were honored with the 4x100-meter relay.

The men received the most honors of any MIAA team. All-Americans are awarded to athletes who finish in the top eight of their event during the national championships.

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