Reynolds Career Accolades
NCAA Championships Recap
PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania sophomore Maalik Reynolds was officially named a first-team All-American for the 2012 indoor track and field season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday afternoon.
Reynolds finished eighth in the high jump at the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday. That earned him an All-America honor for the second time in his career. He found the podium with a jump of 2.20 meters (7 feet, 2 1/2 inches).
Reynolds, who broke his school record in the event earlier this year (2.23m/7-3.75 ft.), was unable to compete at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2011 due to illness. But with his seventh-place finish in the high jump at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Reynolds became the first Penn men's All-American since Courtney Jaworski earned the honor in the 800 meters in 2005. Reynolds scored for Penn at that NCAA outdoor championship meet with his height of 2.14 meters (7 feet, 1/4 inches).
Reynolds and the Quakers will begin the outdoor season in two weeks with the Big 5 Invite. Villanova will serve as the meet's host on Saturday, March 24.