EUGENE, Oregon – Troy sophomore Corina Cox earned second team All-America honors at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday at Hayward field.

“I came hoping to make an All-American team and throw well, and that’s exactly what I succeeded in,” Corina Cox said. “It was a tough competition and a whole new experience, but now I’m ready for my next championship meet!”

The second team All-Sun Belt member earned an 11th place finish in the discus throw with a 52.70-meter toss in her third final attempt. Cox’s first throw went 49.66 meters, followed by a 50.77-meter heave.

“Today capped off a great season for Cori,” director of track and field Marc Davis said. “She has truly worked hard all season to get to the National Championships and become an All-American. I want these types of performances to become infectious within this team. I am very proud of the work that Cori has put in, and am also proud of the coaching and instruction given by Coach Clayton.”

Michelle Clayton, assistant coach of throws and weight training, said, “Today was the culmination of a huge year of growth and transition both physically and mentally. Cori has truly become a great competitor and to finish 11th at the National Championships, becoming 2nd team All American, is a tremendous way to top it all of. I am proud of her and extremely excited about the future for this young lady!”

The Troy Trojan track and field squad will wrap up its season at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championship in Sacramento, Calif. Jaevyn Wortham will be representing the Trojans in the USA Junior Nationals in the discus. The meet is held from June 25-29.

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