NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior Mike Levine (Commack, N.Y.) has earned honorable mention All-America recognition from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Levine received the honor based on his performance in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the discus earlier this month.
Levine finished 22nd in the discus throw at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 51.71m (169'8").
An IC4A qualifier in the discus, hammer and weight throws this year, Levine won the latter event twice during the indoor season and twice placed second. He also set a new PR in the hammer throw (58.71m – 192'7"), took third at Heps and qualified for NCAA Regionals in that event for the first time in his career.
But it was in the discus throw that he was truly dominant, winning the Ivy League title for a second consecutive year. Aside from notching victories in the event at three other meets, he also earned All-East accolades and threw a season best of 53.93m (175'11") at Regionals to qualify for Nationals. Levine's PR in the discus (54.41m – 178'6"), which he threw as a freshman, is the second-best in school history.
First team USTFCCCA All-America honors were awarded to those who earned any portion of a team point at the national championships, or reached an eight-entrant final. Second team All-America honors were given to those whose final placing in the national meet ranged from ninth to 16th-place. Those who participated at the final site but did not place in the meet's top 16 are listed as honorable mention for the All-America award.