Hague claims 12th in shot put, five Tigers earn All-America honors


EUGENE, Oregon—Auburn sophomore Megan Hague finished 12th in the women's shot put and fellow sophomore Michael May finished 16th in the decathlon to lead the Tigers during the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field Thursday.
Making her first appearance at outdoor nationals, Hague posted a huge PR on her second of three throws with a mark of 16.97m/55-8.25, to earn second team All-America accolades. Her lifetime best was exceeded her previous PR by almost six inches, while catapulting her into No. 3 all-time at Auburn in the event. Her showing was the best by a Tiger in the event since Valentina Muzaric was 11th in 2016.
Another newbie at NCAAs, May tallied 7375 points over the two-day, 10 event competition, finishing just shy of his personal best of 7559 achieved last month when he was the SEC Outdoor bronze medalist. May earned second team All-America honors while posting two PRs during the meet.
Sophomore Alyssa Quinones-Mixon finished 17th in the women's pole vault after clearing 4.15m/13-7.25. Competing in her first NCAA championship event, the San Antonio, Texas native cleared 4.00m on her second attempt, successfully made it over at 4.15m on her first try before three unsuccessful attempts at 4.30m. She's Auburn's first All-American in the event since Jessie Johnson in 2015.
Senior Shaniya Holley, competing in her second NCAA championships and first since 2022, concluded her Auburn career with a 24 th place finish in the javelin throw with a mark of 47.55m/156-0 to earn honorable mention All-America honors.
Junior Vimbayi Maisvorewa also garnered honorable mention honors in the women's 400m after crossing in 52.48 to finish 22nd. Maisvorewa also earned All-America honors in the even earlier this year at the indoor national meet in Boston.
Friday will be a busy day of action for the Tigers. Sophomore Paula Grauvogel will start things off at 3 p.m. CT with the first heptathlon event, the 100m hurdles.
The men will have one relay and four individuals in the finals starting with the 4x100m relay at 8:02 p.m. CT. The quartet of sophomore Azeemi Fahmi, freshman Kanynsola Ajayi, and sophomores Dario Matau and Makanakishe Charamba ran the fastest qualifying time on Wednesday.
Freshman Ja'Kobe Tharp, the nation's leader in the 110m hurdles, will race at 8:42 p.m. CT and 10 minutes later junior Favour Ashe and freshman Kanyinsola Ajayi in the 100m finals.
At 9:37 p.m. CT Charamba will race again in the finals of the 200m dash.
Friday's third day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships will be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 8 p.m. CT.
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships – Day 2 Results
Hayward Field – Eugene, Oregon
June 6, 2024
Women's Pole Vault
17. Alyssa Quinones-Mixon           4.15m/13-7.25      
Women's Javelin
24. Shaniya Holley                              47.55m/156-0
Women's 400m Semifinals
22. Vimbayi Maisvorewa                                   52.48
Women's Shot Put
12. Megan Hague                             16.97m/55-8.25       PR
Men's Decathlon, Day 2
16. Michael May                                              7375 pts
110m Hurdles                                                        14.72
Discus                                                   39.31m/128-11       PR
Pole Vault                                                4.41m/14-5.5
Javelin                                                          45.62/149-8
1500m                                                                  4 :40.24