Neeia Cooperwood earned All-America honors in the 200 and 400-meter sprints on the final day of the 2015 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
Neeia Cooperwood, a senior from Omaha, Neb., earned NAIA All-America honors in two events during Saturday’s action at the 2015 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Cooperwood, who also earned All-America honors with a third place finish in Friday’s women’s long jump, had top five finishes in Saturday’s 200 and 400-meter sprints. She completed her Morningside career as a 13-time All-American.
Cooperwood’s best showing on Saturday came in the 200-meters, where she finished third with a time of 24.16 seconds. Alexis Browner of Wayland Baptist University, this year’s indoor champion in both the 60 and 200-meters, finished first with a time of 23.48, and her teammate Rochene Smith, the NAIA regular season leader with a time of 23.49, was the runner-up in 23.82.
Cooperwood finished fifth in the 400-meters with a time of 55.85 seconds. Bianca Farrington of Wayland Baptist, the NAIA’s regular season leader with a time of 53.17, ran a winning time of 53.81 in Saturday’s final to add the 400-meter outdoor crown to the 400-meter NAIA title she won during this year’s indoor season.