Wildcat Runners Earn All-Academic Honors
NEW ORLEANS – Davidson women’s and men’s track and field each landed a pair of student-athletes on The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I All-Academic Team for the 2017-18 indoor and outdoor seasons, announced Thursday.
Women’s team members Sarah Sears and Caroline Yarbrough hauled in more honors for the Wildcats to cap a dominant year for the distance running duo. Sears, who graduated in May with a degree in latin American studies, and Yarbrough, an art history major, combined to score 26 points for the Wildcats at the A-10 Outdoor Championship. Both landed on the leagues All-Academic team, while Yarbrough also earned a spot on the Google Cloud Academic All-District team.Sears shined in her final season, winning both the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs at the A-10 Championship at George Mason. Her personal best time of 16:21.56, set at the Duke Invitational, qualified her for the NCAA East Preliminary Round for the first time in her career. Yarbrough posted a stellar junior campaign for the ‘Cats that included a school record 5k run of 16:20.70 at the Raleigh Relays. Yarbrough took second in both the 5k and 10k at the A-10 Outdoor Championship to finish with five All-Conference nods in 2017-18.
On the men’s side, rising senior Sean Caveney was named to the squad for the second consecutive year, while classmate Dylan Carmack earned his first nod. Both competed at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round. Caveney placed sixth in his heat of the 400-meter hurdles, while Carmack toed the line the 5,000-meters – the third straight year a Wildcat has competed in that event at East Regionals.
Caveney, the Atlantic 10 Champion in the 400m hurdles, was also named to the A-10 All-Academic team.
All four Davidson student-athletes were also named a USTFCCCA All-Academic team.
[this article merged two releases from USTFCCCA]