Two Blue Raiders Earn All-America Honors

March 9, 2002 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee track athletes Godfrey Herring and Mardy Scales both earned All-America honors Saturday, finishing seventh and eighth in their respective races at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, Ark.

Herring earned his second straight Indoor All-America honor for the Blue Raiders, taking seventh in the 400m in a time of 47.10 in Saturday evening's event final. Herring becomes the first four-time All-American in Middle Tennessee history, having twice earned the honor in outdoors in the 400, as well.

Scales took eighth in the 60m in 6.80, earning the first All-America honor for the Franklin, Tenn., sophomore. Scales becomes the 32nd different athlete to earn All-America honors for Middle Tennessee under head coach Dean Hayes.

Herring and Scales earned the 62nd and 63rd All-America honors for the Blue Raiders under Hayes during his 34-year tenure as head coach.

The Middle Tennessee track squads open the outdoor season on March 16 at the Auburn Invitational in Auburn, Ala.

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