Six All-America honors for BSC at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship

Six All-America honors for BSC at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's track and field program posted three top-eight finishes this weekend at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Canton, N.Y., with six Panthers earning All-America honors.

Senior Tiarra Goode captured three All-America accolades, finishing sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.66 seconds, eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.42 seconds, and eighth in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 47.58 seconds. Goode's teammates in the 4x100 also earned All-America honors: sophomore Jothani Dixon and freshmen Shay Morton and Karmin Shute.

"Our women's team had an impressive showing at the national meet this week," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "Making the finals in all four of the events that we qualified for was a great honor, and they handled it with class. This was a young relay team with a talented group of sprinters, and to get on the podium in their first trip ever to nationals is incredible.

"I can't say enough about each one of these student-athletes, especially Tiarra [Goode], and the hard work that she has put into getting back to the national level. Each trip to the NCAA Championship is special and never taken for granted!"

Goode was BSC's first national champion at the Division III level, winning the 2012 indoor 60-meter dash and 2012 outdoor 100-meter hurdles titles. She also competed this weekend in the 100-meter dash, finishing ninth in the finals with a time of 12.29 seconds.