NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the All-Region honorees for the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season. Seven different Sea Gulls earned recognition for their performances during the season as they were named to the Mideast All-Region team.
Both Matthew Adedeji and Duncan Ferrin were recognized for their outstanding seasons in the field events. Adedeji finished second in the triple jump at the Capital Athletic Conference championships while also breaking the school record in the triple jump earlier in the season at the Vince Brown Invitational. Ferrin captured a first-place finish at the CAC championships and earned first-team honors for his performance.
Eric Halton was also honored for his performance in the 400-meter dash. Halton finished first in the 400 at the CAC championships earning first-team honors. He has qualified to represent the maroon and gold in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships this upcoming weekend.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Halton, Alex Hardman, Justin Moultrie, and Zach Schmelz was honored for their performance this past season as well. The team captured a first-place finish at the CAC championships earning first-team honors in the CAC. Overall, they combined for two first-place and two-second place finishes this season.
Senior Meghan McGowan was honored on the women's team for her performance this indoor season. McGowan broke the school high jump record twice this season as well as breaking the Capital Athletic Conference meet record at the 2017 CAC Championships and broke the CAC overall meet record. She would win the CAC Championship for the third consecutive season and will compete this weekend in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
To be named All-Region, an athlete must either be ranked in the top five of an individual event in the region according to final TFRRS data or be part of a top three relay team.
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