Silcock named second-team All-American; Grabowska garners honorable mention honors

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State track and field men’s high jumper senior Clint Silcock was named to the second-team All-American team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. Women’s pole vaulter Sonia Grabowska, a junior, garnered honorable mention honors. Silcock received the honors after clearing 2.15m (7-00.50) tying him with Major Clay of Indiana State for 11th-place in the high jump. Grabowska did not clear a height in the pole vault event. There were 267 men and 270 women that earned either first-team or second-team USTFCCCA All-America distinctions for the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season. There were also 46 athletes to receive honorable mention honors for their participation in the championships. Silcock has now earned All-American accolades three times in his career as he received the honors in 2009 (Indoor), 2010 (Outdoor) and now 2011 (Indoor). He becomes just the seventh Aggie to receive three or more All-American honors while being at Utah State. He is joined by three-time All-Americans Jim Helton and L. Jay Silvester, four-time All-Americans Jerry Cerulla and Corey Murdock, five-time All-American Mike Enyeart and nine-time All-American James Parker. Since 2000, Silcock is one of just five male athletes to be earn All-American status. Parker, Brett Guymon, Dave Hoffman and John Strang are the other four USU track and field athletes to be on that list. On the women’s side, Grabowska is only the fourth Aggie women to receive All-American honors since the year 2000, joining Shea Jones-Bair, Jennifer Twitchell and Krista Larson. Grabowska is the ninth Aggie woman overall to earn All-American honors throughout the USU women’s track and field history. The Western Athletic Conference had three individuals score and a total of five participate at the championships. Louisiana Tech senior Chelsea Hayes (long jump) was the lone first-team All-American for the WAC with Boise State junior Kurt Felix (heptathlon) joining Silcock on the second-team. Idaho junior Jeremy Klas was also awarded with honorable mention recognition with Grabowska. Utah State track and field continues action in their first outdoor meet of the season at the Arizona Willie Williams Classic in Tucson, Ariz., on March 17-19. Fans can follow Utah State athletics, including USU track and field, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics.com.-USU-

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