Four Lady Vols post All-America marks at track championships

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Four Lady Vols posted All-America performances at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday at the University of Oregon.

Latavia Maines, Nayoka Clunis, Maia McCoy and Vanessa Watson all earned All-America citations with their performance at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Maines, the reigning Southeastern Conference shot put champion, finished fifth with an effort of 17.79 meters (58 feet, 4.5 inches) in the finals.

Clunis, a graduate student at Tennessee, closed out her collegiate career with a first-team All-America mark in the hammer throw.

She had a lifetime-best effort of 67.40 meters (221-1) and has the second-highest throw in UT history.

McCoy took 15th place in the 100-meter dash to pick up her fifth All-America award. The senior finished the race in 11.46 seconds.

Watson, a freshman, claimed second-team All-America honors in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.21 seconds.