Watkins Earns All-American Honors at NCAA Outdoor Championships
June 12, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. - With her throw of 173'11" NC State redshirt sophomore SeQuoia Watkins finished in 10th-place in the women's discus at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday, becoming the first student-athlete in women's program history to earn All-American honors in the discus.
The Asheville, N.C. native, who holds the current NC State school-record in the women's discus, adds the first All-American honor to her career ledger in her second trip to nationals. Watkins took home All-ACC honors earlier this year in the discus at the ACC Outdoor Championships, marking the second consecutive year she has accomplished that feat.
The 10th-place finish marks the highest finish ever by a student-athlete in the discus at NC State and is the first time anyone has finished in the top-ten in the event for the Pack at the NCAA Championships.
Jonathan Addison, competing in the men's long jump, finished in 20th place with a leap of 23'02.50". The two-time All-ACC award winner ends his season having earned a gold medal in the long jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships, while also finishing in first place in four of the seven long jump events he competed in this year.
His jump of 25'4.75" at the NCAA East Regional on May 29, which punched his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, currently stands as the fifth-best long jump in men's program history.
Andrew Colley, the last of the Wolfpack's three NCAA Outdoor Championship competitors, will run in the men's 5,000m set for 9:10 p.m. (EST) tomorrow on Friday, June 13.