PHILADELPHIA - Senior high jumper Maalik Reynolds earned his fifth career All-America honor for the University of Pennsylvania track and field team on Monday. Reynolds was named second-team All-America by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Reynolds earned his latest honor with his fifth career top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships after a jump of 2.15 meters (7 feet, 1/2 inches). He cleared the bar at the first height of 2.10 meters on his first attempt. Then cleared at 2.15 meters on his second try. However, when the bar was raised to 2.20 meters, Reynolds clipped the bar on his third jump. Only seven competitors cleared the bar at that height and Reynolds finished in a tie for tenth after the tiebreakers.
The honor was the second indoor All-America accolade of Reynolds' career. He was a first-team honoree in 2012 and is also a three-time first-team outdoor All-American. He has now garnered All-America recognition in each of his four seasons in the Red and Blue uniform. This spring, the Atlanta, Ga., native will be in search for a fourth career outdoor All-America accolade.