March 19, 2008
Tallahassee, Fla.- Florida State topped off a successful performance at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships with eleven All-American selections including individual national champions Gonzalo Barroilhet (heptathlon), Drew Brunson (60m hurdles), Susan Kuijken (3000m) and Hannah England (mile run).
Of the four champions, Kuijken is the only previous winner of the national honor as she finished second in the 1500m at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Junior Michael Ray Garvin and sophomore Charles Clark each added a pair of All-American honors to their decorated collegiate careers. Clark now has six national honors under his belt including his top finishes in the 4x400m relay and the 200m from this year’s indoor competition. Garvin earned All-American status in the 200m and the 60m dash, giving him five total marks for his career.
Freshmen Kim Williams, Pablo Navarrete and Ngoni Makusha qualified for their first national recognition. Williams took second in the women’s triple jump while Navarette competed on the 4x100m relay and Makusha broke the school record in the long jump.
With just two exceptions, every athlete who competed at the national championships for Florida State returned home with All-American honors.
2008 Indoor All-Americans:
Charles Clark (200m, 4x400m Relay)
Michael Ray Garvin (200m, 60m Dash)
Pablo Navarrete (4x400m Relay)
Tywayne Buchanan (4x400m Relay)
Drew Brusnon (60m Hurdles)*
Gonzalo Barroilhet (Heptathlon)*
Ngoni Makusha (Long Jump)
Ray Taylor (Triple Jump)
Susan Kuijken (3000m)*
Hannah England (Mile Run)*
Kim Williams (Triple Jump)
* = Individual National Champion