Bayne, 4x100-meter relay earn additional All-American honors
AUSTIN, Texas -- The No. 6 Texas women's track and field team gained one more individual All-American honor and an additional relay honor, as senior Chauntae Bayne (Fort Worth, Texas) and the women's 4x100-meter relay were named to the final listing of 2007 NCAA Division I All-Americans by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA).
In Division I track and field, the top eight finishers in each event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, including relays, are eligible for All-America status. In the individual (non-relay) events, if one or more of the top eight finishers are of another nationality, additional American-born athletes are selected to supplement to any foreign-born All-Americans.
At this past weekend's national meet, Bayne finished in the top eight in the open 100 and earned a second outright All-American nod as the anchor leg of the fifth-place relay. The coaches' association added Bayne's open 200 performance (13th-place) and her participation on the 400-meter relay (one of eight teams in final but did not finish the race).
Fellow 4x1 relay sprinters, junior Jasmine Lee (Norwalk, Calif.) and senior Jerrika Chapple (Lancaster, Texas), each earned an All-American honor and 400 relay anchor leg and sophomore sprinter Alexandria Anderson (Chicago, Ill.) added her fourth All-American certificate of the 2007 national meet. She crossed the line sixth in the 100-meter dash, eighth in the 200, and ran the opening leg of the 4x400-meter relay.
In addition to the recently selected All-Americans, Texas returned with one national champion in sophomore high jumper Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas), and three more All-Americans in as many events. Senior Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) pulled double honors in the shot put (fifth-place) and discus (sixth-place). Junior 800-meter runner Temeka Kincy (Indianapolis, Ind.) placed eighth in the 800.
Texas will send representatives to the 2007 United States Senior Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., from Thursday-Saturday, June 21-24.