Published on June 14, 2016 by Philip Poole  
Arsene Guillorel
Arsene Guillorel

Three Samford University track and field student-athletes competed in the recent NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon. All three earned All-America honors.

Pole vaulter Tray Oates was named first-team All-America after finishing seventh in the nation. He is Samford’s first-ever first team All-American in track and field.

Distance runner Arsene Guillorel was second-team All-America, and middle-distance runner Karisa Nelson was honorable mention All-America.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.