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Carnett Earns All-America Honor in 800-meters

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Concord University women's track and field athlete Shawnee Carnett earned All-America honors after placing sixth in the 800-meter run Saturday at the 2013 Indoor NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

Carnett ran the championship race in 2:11.85 on her way to the fourth All-America honor of her career. She had previously been named an All-American in both the indoor and outdoor seasons during 2010-11 in addition to the 2009-10 outdoor season.

Helen Crofts of Simon Fraiser won the 800-meter NCAA title with a facility record-time of 2:05.96.

Saturday capped off another fantastic indoor season for Carnett, who won three 800-meter races and earned five consecutive WVIAC Track Athlete of the Week awards. Carnett set a school-record in the 800-meters with a time of 2:08.51 at the Virginia Tech Challenge on Feb. 16.

The top-eight finishers in each event earn All-America honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.