Six Sea Gulls earn USTFCCCA honors

Six Sea Gulls earn USTFCCCA honors

NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the All-Region honorees for the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season. Six members of the maroon and gold were recognized by the organization for their outstanding performances this past season.

On the men's side five individuals were recognized as Duncan Ferrin, Eric Halton, Jeffrey McInnis, Zach Schmelz, and Andrew Volz all earned USTFCCCA Mideast All-Region honors.

Volz, Ferrin, and McInnis were recognized for their outstanding performances in the field events. Ferrin turned in an impressive junior year campaign including setting a new personal record at the 2017 Widener Mideast Invitational in the hammer throw. McInnis earned a first-place finish in the long jump at the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference Championships as well as recording a personal record to capture the victory. Volz captured a third-place finish at the CAC championships in the shotput and set a new personal record at the Widener Mideast Invitational as well.   

Halton and Schmelz each earned honors in the 400-meter dash. Halton captured first-team All-CAC honors after recording a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the CAC championships. Schmelz finished just behind his teammate placing second at the CAC championships to earn second-team honors.

Meghan McGowan rounded out the group as she was honored for her performance in the high jump. McGowan captured a first-place finish in the high jump at the 2017 CAC championships. Her jump not only won her the event but also broke the CAC championship meet record, which was originally set by McGowan.

The top-5 individuals in each event from each region – as well the region's top-3 relay teams – earned All-Region distinction. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast and West – match those used during cross country and the indoor track & field season.

A total of 935 men and 946 women nabbed All-Region honors for their efforts during the season.

To view the entire release and the entire All-Region team, click here.

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