Castleton's Hake & Colby-Sawyer's Robinson Claim USTFCCCA All-Region Honors
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced its All-Region honorees for the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season and two North Atlantic Conference (NAC) student-athletes were honored.
The top individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the region's top relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast, West – match those used during the cross country and indoor track & field season. In the New England region, the NAC saw Castleton's Brianna Hake (St. George, Vt.) earn all-region in the javelin and Colby-Sawyer's Emmani Robinson (Newburgh, N.Y.) claim the honor in the shot put for the third-consecutive year.
Hake notched a top launch of 37.79 meters to place ninth overall out of 23 competitors in the javelin, while Robinson achieved a season best distance of 13.52 meters at the MIT Final Qualifier earlier in May to rank 25th in the nation and fourth in New England.
Overall on the women's side, a total of 667 athletes from 184 programs earned 940 All-Region honors. Seven programs had 19 or more All-Region selections with SUNY Geneseo leading the way with 23 out of the Atlantic Region. Nebraska Wesleyan and Williams were close behind with 22 each out of the Central Region and New England Region, respectively. UW-Eau Claire had 21 out of the Midwest Region, followed by Emory with 20 out of the South/Southeast Region. George Fox and Whitworth, both of the West Region, had 19 each.
Only athletes from USTFCCCA member institutions are eligible for the award.