Jun 17, 2014 12:00 PM by Jordan Mason
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Following her 14th-place finish in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend, Air Force senior Annette Eichenberger was awarded second-team All-America status by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Eichenberger is the fourth female in Academy history to capture Division I All-America honors ... and the first to ever do so in a running event. She joins Olivia Korte, Sara Neubauer and Dana Pounds, who have accounted for seven Division I All-America awards in the throwing events.
In addition, Eichenberger is the third Falcon in any Division to receive All-America distinction in the outdoor 800-meter run (Joey Meyen in 1983; Gail Conway in 1984) and the first female to claim All-America accolades in a running event since Dolly Patel in the mile at the 1996 Division II indoor championships. A total of 19 women accounted for 44 awards during the 15-year span that the Air Force women competed at the Division II level (1981-96).
Any athlete that claims a scoring finish (a share of first through eighth) is awarded first-team All-America status by the USTFCCCA, while those placing ninth through 16th are named second-team selections.