NEW ORLEANS - University at Albany junior Walter Briggs has been named All-America Honorable Mention, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday.
Participants at NCAA Outdoor Championships who finish in the top eight earn First Team All-America honors. The ninth through 16th place finishers in an event earn Second Team honors. Finally, those finishing 17th through 24th earn Honorable Mention honors,
Briggs placed 19th overall in the men’s 400m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the University of Oregon last Wednesday. He was UAlbany’s lone representative at this year’s outdoor championships, which were the third consecutive in which UAlbany has fielded a competitor.
Briggs is the latest to earn All-America honors, joining active teammates Adrian Mitchell and Matthew Campbell, as well as coach Grace Claxton. His personal best of 50.95 in the 400m hurdles this season ranks third all-time in program history.