Published on June 14, 2016 by Philip Poole  
Arsene Guillorel
Arsene Guillorel

Three Samford University track and field student-athletes competed in the recent NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon. All three earned All-America honors.

Pole vaulter Tray Oates was named first-team All-America after finishing seventh in the nation. He is Samford’s first-ever first team All-American in track and field.

Distance runner Arsene Guillorel was second-team All-America, and middle-distance runner Karisa Nelson was honorable mention All-America.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.