June 19, 2006 - by
McColumn Honored As NCAA Track All-American

June 19, 2006

Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State senior LaKendra McColumn (Lithonia, Ga./Southwest Dekalb) ended her career last week as she planned four years ago when she first stepped on campus – as an All-American hurdler. The United States Track and Field Coaches Association released the complete list of All-Americans on Friday, June 16, 2006.

In Division I track and field, the top eight finishers in each event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, including relays, are accorded All-America status. In the individual (non-relay) events, if one or more of the top eight finishers are of another nationality, eight American-born athletes are selected in addition to any foreign-born All-Americans.

McColumn ran a season-best 58.08 and finished in 12th-place in the semifinals of the 400m hurdles to cap off her career as one of the top hurdlers on the team.

Please see the complete list of 2006 FSU Outdoor All-Americans below:

Walter Dix – 100m (2nd place)
* Walter Dix – 200m (1st place)
Ricardo Chambers – 400m (2nd place)
* Rafeeq Curry – Triple jump (1st place)
Rafeeq Curry – Long jump (6th place)
Michael Ray Garvin (200m – 8th place)
Natalie Hughes – 1500m (3rd place)
* Lacy Janson – Pole vault (1st place)
* Garrett Johnson – Shot put (1st place)
Garrett Johnson, Discus (5th place)
Tom Lancashire – 1500m (2nd place)
Andrew Lemoncello – 3000m steeplechase (4th place)
LaKendra McColumn – 400m hurdles (12th place)
Alyce Williams – Triple jump (7th place)

* denotes National Champion

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