Cass Brown-Stewart Earns All-America Honors in the 400M
June 7, 2013
Stephen F. Austin junior sprinter Cass Brown-Stewart capped a strong three days of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday evening in Eugene, Ore. Brown-Stewart clocked a time of 45.98 to finish seventh overall in the 400-meter dash.
"Three races in three days is awfully tough, but if you're going to be one of the top quarter milers in the country you have to be able to handle that type of pressure," said 2013 Southland Conference Men's and Women's Head Coach of the Year Phil Olson. "In only his junior season, he is proving himself as one of the top collegians.
"This is the best overall team performance that we've had at the NCAA Championships since I've been here. We've had numerous All-Americans come through the program, but any time you leave a championship meet with this many All-Americans you have to feel good about it," added Olson.
Brown-Stewart's top-eight finish was good enough to earn first-team All-America honors, his second honor at the 2013 outdoor meet. The SFA men's and women's teams leave Eugene with four All-America honors. Throwers Jon Arthur and Madison Johnston earned second-team All-America honors Wednesday evening, while Brown-Stewart along with Torin Crowder, Shawn Goff and Josh Taylor earned third-team All-America honors in the 4x400-meter relay.
SFA recorded a total of five All-America honors with the addition of the indoor season. Junior pole vaulter Colton Ross received a second-team nod at the indoor championships.