Bowling Green, Ky. –WKU student-athletes Kyle Chettleburgh and Cyrus Johnson were named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 2012 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team on Tuesday.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have ranked in the top 96 nationally in an individual event.
Chettleburgh, a senior distance runner in 2011-2012 academic year, notched a steeplechase victory at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 9:10.69. His win earned him All-Sun Belt Conference honors. Chettleburgh represented the Hilltoppers in the event at the NCAA East Preliminaries where he finished 15th in his heat after running a 9:16.29.
Johnson, a true freshman, advanced to the NCAA East Preliminaries during the 2012 Outdoor Track & Field season with automatic qualifying marks in both the high jump and triple jump. He finished out his rookie campaign with a 24th-place triple jump of 49-4.25 and a 43rd-place finish high hump of 6-7. Johnson has made waves in the WKU record books early, moving up to second all-time in the indoor long jump at 49-3.
Both were instrumental in leading the WKU Men’s Track Program to its first Triple Crown in school history. The pair also link WKU with Troy as the only Sun Belt Conference schools with multiple athletes named to the All-Academic Track & Field team.