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March 10, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

10 SRU athletes earn All-Regional track and field honors

NEW ORLEANS – Now matter how you add it up, it’s good news for the Slippery Rock University indoor track and field teams. Six members of the women’s team and four member of the men’s team were recently named to All-Region honors in the Atlantic Region by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

In order to be named to the All-Region team, athletes must rank in the top five in their respective event among all athletes in the region. The Atlantic Region consists of all institutions in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, the Mountain East Conference and the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

SRU had two women posted to the No. 1 mark in the region in their respective events this year, highlighted by conference pole vault champion Kaitlyn Clark, an undeclared major from Shepherdstown, W. Va., and multi-event athlete Sabrina Anderson, an exercise science major from Warren.

Also named to the All-Region women’s team were Julia Cain, an exercise science major from Magnolia, Ohio, Ashley West, an undeclared major from Gibsonia, and Brittany Christiansen, a health and physical education major from Holtsville, N.Y., and Ava Bonetti, a undeclared major from Butler.

SRU’s women’s team was among the best in the region this season, winning its fourth PSAC team title last weekend and snapping Shippensburg's run of four consecutive titles. The outdoor season begins next weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

On the men’s side, SRU’s two national championship qualifiers, Hans Lubich, a health and physical education major from Jefferson, and Jordan Pacheco, an undeclared major from Rockaway, N.J., Trevor Miller, a physics major from Johnsonburg, and Cody Colagrande, an undeclared major form Delmont received honors.

SRU’s men’s team finished third at the PSAC Championships in the team standings. Lubich and Pacheco will compete at the national meet next weekend. Others on the team will begin focusing on the upcoming outdoor season.

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