USTFCCCA Names Shea, Strum Second Team All-Americans
Sheree Shea and Weston Strum both earned Second Team All-American honors from the USTFCCCA, the association announced Monday.
June 16, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - LMU track senior Sheree Shea and Weston Strum were both among honored as U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Americans for the 2014 outdoor track & field season, the USTFCCCA announced Monday.
Student-athletes were honored for their performances at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Eugene, Ore.
First-Team All-America honors were awarded to those who finished among the top eight in an individual or relay event as part of a team; Second-Team All-America honors went to those who finished between ninth and 16th; and Honorable Mention honors were given to the remaining finishers.
Shea placed 13th in the women's 10,000m in a personal record time of 33:32.29. The mark crushed her previous best of 33:53.54 set during the 2011 season.
Strum took 10th in the men's 5,000m in a personal, and LMU, record time of 13:47.19.
The pair each earn the distinction of being the second male and female in LMU outdoor track history to earn All-American status.
Strum joins the elite company of LMU Athletics Hall of Famer Bob Boyd '50, who won the 1950 NCAA Championship in the 100m dash with a time of 9.8 seconds. Shea, meanwhile, joins Tara Erdmann '11, who earned First Team All-American honors in the 10K in 2010 and Second Team honors in the 5K in 2011.
Shea and Strum's performance at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., last week wrapped up the record-setting 2014 track season for the Lions which saw a pair of All-American finishes, a record six athletes advance to the NCAA West Preliminary (including two freshman) and 15 top-100 West Region marks set by eight athletes (at the conclusion of the regular season) - an increase from five athletes and eight marks in 2013.
Additionally, five program records were set including the men's 1,500m, men's and women's 5,000m and men's and women's 3,000m steeplechase.