Colley, Hill Earn Honorable-Mention Honors
June 11, 2011
DES MOINES, Iowa - NC State completed its participation in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon, with both redshirt freshman Andrew Colley of Williamsburg, Va., and sophomore Ryan Hill of Hickory, N.C., earning honorable-mention All-America honors in the 5,000-meter run.
Colley, competing in his first NCAA outdoor event, finished 17th overall with a time of 14:01.79 and was the top finisher among the four participants from the ACC. Meanwhile, Hill was 19th with a time of 14:09.42.
Hill has now won five different All-America honors: two in cross country, one in indoor track and two in outdoor track.
The Wolfpack women finished tied for 60th, thanks to the two points won by true freshman Kenyetta Iyevbele of Charlotte, N.C., who finished seventh Friday night in the 800-meter race to become the first Wolfpack runner, male or female, to earn All-America honors in that event.
Sophomore Andie Cozzarelli of Apex, N.C., earned second-team All-America honors with her 13th place finish Wednesday night in the 10,000-meter race.
While the men did not score any team points, it did have three participants in the meet, held at Drake Stadium.
In addition to Colley and Hill, sophomore T.J. Graham of Raleigh competed in the men's 100-meter dash semifinals on Wednesday, earning honorable-mention All-America honors in his first trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. He also earned honorable-mention All-America honors in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March.