NEW ORLEANS - All-Region honorees for NCAA Division III cross country were recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) following Saturday's NCAA regional championship meets. A total of 557 student-athletes (278 men and 279 women) from 160 programs earned the distinction by finishing among the top 35 individuals at one of eight regional sites across the country.
Salisbury men's cross country runner Malcolm Milton earned All-Region honors after his 35th-place finish this past weekend at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships run at DeSales University. Milton was the top Sea Gull finisher helping the team to a seventh-place finish overall. His time of 25:28 was 27 seconds faster than the previous time he ran at the course back on October 8 at the DeSales Invitational.
Milton enjoyed a successful 2016 season posting three top-10 finishes and five top-20 finishes overall. His highest finish came at the Don Cathcart Invitational when he finished eighth with a time of 26:34.49. Milton was also the second-highest finisher for Salisbury in the men's race at the 2016 CAC Championships finishing 19th overall behind only Connor Hesselbirg.
Freshman runner Branson Oduor also earned recognition as one of the top freshman in the Mideast Region. Oduor finished just six seconds behind Milton earning 39th overall but was one of the top seven freshman runners at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships to earn the recognition.
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