March 11, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, La. - Air Force senior Cale Simmons and sophomore Joey Uhle were awarded All-America status by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the USTFCCCA office announced this afternoon (March 11). Both pole vaulters received second-team distinction.
Simmons recorded a pole vault clearance of 17'8½" to finish 10th at the 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday, March 8, in Fayetteville, Ark., while Uhle cleared 17'4½" to finish 14th.
With his second consecutive All-America selection, Simmons became the second Falcon pole vaulter to garner All-America status at two indoor championship meets, joining Paul Gensic, who earned the distinction in 2004 and 2005. Uhle, who picked up his first such accolade, is the youngest of four vaulters to garner All-America honors, joining Simmons, Gensic and Nick Frawley (2009).
They are two of four men from the Mountain West to earn All-America accolades at the 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.
In all, 288 men earned distinction as a first- or second-team USTFCCCA All-American at the indoor meet. Any athletes that claimed a scoring finish (a share of first through eighth) was awarded first-team status, while those placing ninth through 16th were named second-team selections.