Rising star Maisvorewa earns All-American honours

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US-based Zimbabwean track star Vimbayi Maisvorewa has awarded All American honours after her successful start to her career at Auburn University during the 2024 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston, Massachusetts recently.

Maisvorewa and her teammates Simone Johnson and Sanaa Barnes were all awarded second team All-America honours as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Monday.

A national record holder in the women’s 400m, Maisvorewa is still a junior following her transfer from Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas City.

Competing in her first NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Auburn junior Vimbayi Maisvorewa finished 14th in the women’s 400m dash during the first day of the 2024 championships at the TRACK at New Balance in Boston.

A native of Mutare, Zimbabwe, Maisvorewa earned second team All-America honors clocking a time of 53.29.

After breaking Auburn’s 13-year-old school record in the event two weeks prior (52.16) at the Southeastern Conference Championships, Maisvorewa became the Tigers’ first NCAA Indoor qualifier in the 400m since Joanna Atkins in 2010.

The top-8 individual finishers and relay teams in their respective events at indoor championships took home First-Team All-America honors and those who placed ninth through 16th individually and part of a relay team earned Second-Team All-America. Honorable mentions were given to the remaining athletes.

Prior to enrolling at Auburn, Maisvorewa, who is a product of Hillcrest College in Mutare, won two US national championships at Cloud County, winning the 2022 NJCAA Outdoor title at 400m (54.18) and 2023 NJCAA Indoor title at 400m (53.50).

Additionally she is a five-time NJCAA National Championships medalist … NJCAA Indoors runner up at 400m (53.86) in 2022 and third place at outdoor nationals in 2023 (52.46).

She ran on 4x400m relay at Cloud County that was NJCAA Indoor runner up in 2022.

Maisvorewa is currently aiming to qualify to represent Zimbabwe at the Paris Olympic Games this summer.

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