A-State track’s Camryn Newton-Smith gets All-American honor
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State track and field’s Camryn Newton-Smith received Indoor Honorable Mention All-American honors, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Monday.
Newton-Smith competed in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships Friday, leading after the high jump, but withdrew due to injury after three events. She is the first A-State women’s athlete with multiple indoor All-American honors since Sharika Nelvis in 2013 and 2014.
The Greenbank, Australia, native totaled 2,644 points across three events, proving herself among the elites in the sport and sitting third after the shot put.
Newton-Smith got off to a blistering start, clocking a career-best 8.35 in the 60-meter hurdles – a time that is ties her for second in school history in the event.
She claimed an edge in the overall standings after two events, clearing 1.78m (5-10) in the high jump. On her final jump, Newton-Smith sustained her injury and battled through the shot put, recording a throw of 11.69m (38-4.25) on her first attempt.
The senior’s indoor season ended with her owning the second-highest pentathlon score in the nation entering the championships – a school-record and Sun Belt Conference-record 4,356 points.
A-State opens the outdoor season Thursday, March 23, in Starkville, Miss., at the Al Schmidt Bulldog Relays hosted by Mississippi State.
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