NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released the 2018 All-Region honorees for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season. Salisbury University had 12 athletes recognized between the men's and women's program by USTFCCCA for their outstanding performances this season.
To be named to the all-region list an athlete must finish in the top-5 of their respective event, in addition to be named all-region as a relay team it must finish in the top-3. The regions represented in this award are Atlantic, Central Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, and South/Southeast, West all of which match those used during the cross country and indoor track & field season.
On the men's side the Sea Gulls landed nine different athletes on the all-region list. Donovan Beckett-Simms earned recognition in the triple jump while Duncan Ferrin earned all-region honors in the hammer throw.
In the track events Ethan Binnix earned honors in both the 400-meter dash as well as in the 4x400-meter relay. He was joined by teammates Alex Hardman, Tyler Hardman, and Mickey Van Gieson. Van Gieson was also recognized for his contributions in the 4x100-meter relay joining Chris Leby, Jack McCloskey, and Jeffrey McInnis.
Kyleigh Dumas was recognized on the women's side in the field events for her first-place finish in the pole vault. In the track events Glory Ebinama was recognized in both the 100 and 200-meter dash. Jamie Farley rounded out the women's side, being named to the all-region team in both the 200 and 400-meter dash.
Overall, a total of 1,410 athletes were recognized by USTFCCCA as 743 men and 667 women were named to the all-region list.
On the men's side five programs had 19 or more honorees, with George Fox University leading the way with 23. Rowan University has 22 while North Central College had 20. Both Christopher Newport University and University of Mount Union rounded out the group with 19 each.
The women's side had seven programs that had 19 or more individuals named to the all-region list led by SUNY Geneseo, which had 23 athletes recognized. Both Williams College and Nebraska Wesleyan University had 22 athletes honored, while University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was close behind with 21. Emory University had 20 athletes recognized, while both George Fox and Whitworth University each had 19 honorees.
Salisbury will return to competition on Thursday, May 24 when it travels to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to compete in the 2018 Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The meet is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. on Thursday.
To view the entire list of honorees, click here