Anteater Duo Claims USTFCCCA All-America Honors

Anteater Duo Claims USTFCCCA All-America Honors

USTFCCCA All-America Honors

IRVINE, Calif. - Senior Lloyd Sicard and sophomore Isaiah Jewett have been named second-team All-Americans the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced earlier this week.

Sicard and Jewett were recognized for their respective performances at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. First-team honors went to those athletes from individual events and relays that finished first through eighth, while those who placed ninth through 16th nabbed second-team accolades. Honorable mention was also given to those who were 17th-24th. 

Lloyd Sicard capped an impressive career with his third-straight All-America nod as he came in 14th in the 110-meter hurdles. It was his highest finish at nationals after garnering honorable mention recognition with a 17th-place showing in each of the last two years. 

The Gardena, Calif., native is also a three-time Big West 110H champion, and helped the 'Eaters bring home their first 4x400 conference title since 2012 earlier this year. In addition, Sicard established a wind-aided personal-best 13.55 at the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational and will leave UCI as the school-record holder at 13.60. 

Isaiah Jewett, who was ranked 22nd coming into his first NCAA Championship meet, ended up finishing 11th in the 800m with a personal-record 1:47.43. That time moved him up one spot to No. 2 in school history as he passed the legendary Steve Scott (1:47.6), and now sits behind only Olympian and NCAA Champion Charles Jock. Jewett's previous best was 1:48.22. 

The Inglewood, Calif., native had a remarkable sophomore year in which he went undefeated during the regular season, claimed the Big West 800m title, and advanced to nationals. After running 1:54.38 in his only 800m race as a freshman, Jewett finished the 2017 campaign with four sub-1:49 times and set a lifetime best on four occasions.

Both Jewett and Sicard will be competing at the USA Track & Field National Championships in Sacramento, June 22-25.
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