Auburn wraps up successful NCAA Championships


EUGENE, Oregon—Auburn freshman Marley Raikiwasa earned honorable mention all-America honors Saturday in the women's discus to conclude the Tigers' efforts at the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at Historic Hayward Field.
Competing in her first NCAA championships, the Australian native had a best mark of 50.64m/166-2 on her second of third attempt to finish 24th overall. Sophomore Paula Grauvogel withdrew from the heptathlon prior to Saturday's long jump.
The 2024 outdoor championships were a memorable one as the Auburn men finished second in the team standings, it's best finish at nationals since 2008 and equaling the program's best finish in program history.
Auburn also claimed its first-ever men's 4x100m relay national title as Azeem Fahmi, Kanyinsola Ajayi, Dario Matau and Makanakishe Charamba ran a school record 38.03, the third fastest time in collegiate history.
The Tiger men had nine earn all-America honors, including seven with first-team distinctions. That group included junior Favour Ashe (100m), freshman Kanyinsola Ajayi (100m, 4x100m Relay), junior Makanakishe Charamba (4x100m Relay), sophomore Azeem Fahmi (4x100m Relay), junior Dario Matau (4x100m Relay), freshman Ja'Kobe Tharp (110m Hurldes) and sophomore Keyshawn Strachan (Javelin).
Ashe claimed silver in the 100m dash as did Tharp in the 110m hurdles, while Ajayi won bronze in the 100m.
Sophomore decathlete Michael May was a second team all-American while sophomore Matthew Rueff earned honorable mention honors in the shot put.
On the women's side sophomore Megan Hague was the Tigers' top finisher, taking 12th in the shot put. Senior Shaniya Holley (Javelin), junior Vimbayi Masivorewa (400m) and sophomore Alyssa Quinones-Mixon (Pole Vault) all received honorable mention all-America distinctions.
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships – Day 4 Results
Hayward Field – Eugene, Oregon
June 8, 2024
Women's Discus
24. Marley Raikiwasa                  50.64m/166-2
Women's Heptathlon
Paula Grauvogel                                                 DNF

2024 NCAA All-Americans
First Team (7)
Favour Ashe (Men's 100m)
Kanyinsola Ajayi (Men's 100m, 4x100m Relay)
Makanakishe Charamba (Men's 200m, 4x100m Relay)
Azeem Fahmi (Men's 4x100m Relay)
Dario Matau (Men's 4x100m Relay)
Ja'Kobe Tharp (Men's 110m Hurldes)
Keyshawn Strachan (Men's Javelin)
Second Team (2)
Megan Hague (Women's Shot Put)
Michael May (Decathlon)
Honorable Mention (5)
Shaniya Holley (Women's Javelin)
Vimbayi Maisvorewa (Women's 400m)
Alyssa Quinones-Mixon (Women's Pole Vault)
Marley Raikiwasa (Women's Discus)
Matthew Rueff (Men's Shot Put)