HLGU
Press Release

Townsend Named All-American


Tuesday, March 15, 2011
by Jordan Argo

Hannibal, MO - Hannibal-LaGrange University sprinter Andre Townsend became the first ever track and field athlete to earn All-American status.  Townsend placed second in the 60 meter hurdles at the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships to become an All-American.

“It feels great,” stated Townsend, “and not just because I am an All-American, but also because of the support I got from my teammates and coaches.”

Townsend was only 0.02 seconds away from a first place finish.  However, the second place standing is the highest any HLG track athlete has finished while participating at nationals.

“I am very happy for [Townsend] and his achievement at the NAIA Indoor championship meet,” said Coach Jason Lewkowicz.  “He is very talented but also has a lot of focus and determination that he brings to practice each day.  He has been a great representative of HLG and I have no doubt that he is going to experience more success throughout the rest of the season.”

Townsend will also participate in the Trojans’ outdoor season which begins this Saturday as the Trojans will travel to Fayette for the Central Methodist Invite.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations
573-629-3116