T&F: Martin snags First-Team All-America accolades

Romain Martin is one of the most decorated athletes in school history.
 
Romain Martin is one of the most decorated athletes in school history.
 

June 14, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington's Romain Martin has received First-Team All-America honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) by virtue of his runner-up finish in the decathlon at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

It is the fourth All-America honor of the junior's career. He has twice been named an NCAA Indoor All-American, and was a second-team honoree last outdoor season.

Martin made a stunning comeback last week in Des Moines, Iowa, vaulting from eighth place into second on the final day. He finished the decathlon with 7,956 points to edge the third-place finisher by one point and the fourth-place finisher by four points.

The second-place individual finish was the highest placement by a UTA athlete at an NCAA meet since McClinton Neal won the 1990 outdoor crown in the 400-meter hurdles.

Martin, who just completed his second year at UTA, is already one of the most decorated athletes in the program's history. A four-time All-American, he trails only Cornelius Cavitt (6 times), Elston Cawley (6 times), Gilbert Smith (5 times) and Neal (5 times) in school annals.

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