Each of the four members of the SUNY Geneseo outdoor track and field team who competed in the national championship meet on Thursday, May 26 through Saturday, May 28 at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio earned All-America recognition.
On Thursday night, junior Nwana Okafor, who was seeded 19th in the long jump, earned his first career All-America certificate by finishing eighth with a leap of 6.97 meters.
On Friday night, sophomore Marissa Liberati and junior Alyssa Smith held their seeds in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, each earning All-America honors by finishing fourth in a SUNYAC and school record time of 10:33.03 and fifth in 10:34.60, respectively. Liberati claimed her second All-America award to go along with her 2010 cross country national honor, while Smith earned her first national recognition.
On Saturday, junior Lee Berube claimed All-America recognition in the 5,000 meters by finishing seventh in a time of 14:47.09. Berube earned his fifth All-America award as he won national honors in the indoor 5,000 meters in 2010 and 2011, the distance medley relay indoors in 2010 and in cross country in the fall of 2010.
Liberati, the lone Geneseo representative entered in two races, completed her competition with a 13th place time of 17:56.11 in the 5,000 meters.
In the team scoring, the Geneseo women finished tied for 28th of 83 teams, while the men were tied for 57th of 82 scoring teams.