NEW ORLEANS — Jade Griffin has been named a 2020 Indoor Track and Field All-American the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday morning.
The senior earns the distinction after she qualified for the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships that were scheduled to begin on March 12 before it's eventual cancellation. Griffin qualified for the event as the ninth seed in the 200m dash with a time of 25.31. It is the first All-American award for Griffin.
With the cancellation of the meet, the USTFCCCA awarded All-America honors to all student-athletes who earned qualifying marks to nationals.
"Jade had a very solid indoor season that led to a highly ranked qualifying mark for the NCAA Championships," said La Verne Track and Field Head Coach Kevin Reid. "She had already run at the JDL FastTrack and as happy as we were for her to qualify we were more excited to see what she would have been able to do back on that track."
Griffin will leave La Verne littered with accolades. The Manteca native is a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier (once in indoors and once in outdoors), earned four Indoor All-West Region honors, picked up three Outdoor All-West Region honors, won a SCIAC Championships in the 400m dash, and finished with four All-SCIAC performances.
"This award truly represents the effort she had put in, and we are happy and proud that she can now call herself an All-American," said Reid.
- 2020 NCAA Indoor All-American (200m)
- 2020 NCAA Indoor Championships Qualifier (200m)
- 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships Qualifier (200m)
- 18th at the 2019 NCAA Championships in the 200m
- 2020 Indoor All-West Region (200m, 400m)
- 2019 Outdoor All-West Region (400m and 200m)
- 2019 SCIAC Champion (400m)
- 2019 All-SCIAC (400m, 200m, 4x400m relay)
- 2019 SCIAC Championships 3rd place (200m)
- 2019 SCIAC Championships 3rd place (4x400m relay)
- 2019 Indoor All-West Region (200m, distance medley relay)
- 2018 All-West Region (400m)
- 2018 All-SCIAC (400m)
- 2018 2nd place SCIAC Championships (400m)