Release courtesy of Tom Lewis, U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, Communications Manager
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named All-Region honorees for outdoor track & field in Division II. The top five from each region in individual events and each member of a relay ranked in the region’s top three have earned the All-Region distinction for the 2012 outdoor season.
A total of 1,274 athletes receive 1,854 USTFCCCA All-Region nods. The USTFCCCA regions match those used for NCAA Cross Country Championships.
On the men’s side, MSU Moorhead’s Derek Bredy led the nation with seven all-region performances, notching recognition in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay, long jump, and triple jump. For the indoor season, Bredy led the nation with six All-Region nods. Southern Connecticut’s Nick Lebron and Grand Canyon’s Dominique Hubert followed with five all-region honors apiece.
Ashland’s Cheryl Bourne, Johnson C. Smith’s Samantha Elliott, San Francisco State’s Keenya McDaniel, Central Missouri’s Lindsay Lettow, and New Mexico Highland’s Jillisa Grant led all women with five All-Region recognitions apiece.
In the team count, Southern Connecticut led all men’s squads with 38 nods, followed by Saint Augustine’s (26) and Grand Valley State (25). Grand Valley State picked up the most honors on the women’s side with 32, followed by Lincoln (Mo.) (26) and Southern Connecticut (24).