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May 24, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

12 SRU track/field athletes earn All Region honors

NEW ORLEANS, La. –The Slippery Rock University outdoor track and field teams had a total of 12 students earn U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honors for their performances this spring.

To earn All-Region honors, an athlete must post one of the top-five performances in their respective events among all competitors in the region.

Slippery Rock is represented with four men and eight women on the 2012 All-Region team, including three national qualifiers.

The women’s team is highlighted by national qualifiers Lexi Arnold, a physical education major from Newburg and Julia Cain, a psychology major from Magnolia Arnold posted the 11th best javelin throw in the nation this season at 43.04 meters, while Cain owns the 13th-best pole vault clearance in Division II this spring at 3.76 meters.

Cain is joined by fellow pole vaulters Kelly Fischer, a biology major from Camp Hill, and Angela Schroeder, a special education major from Pittsburgh.

Kim Goth, a therapeutic recreation major from New Bethlehem, joined Arnold to win the javelin. Brittany Christiansen, a physical education major from Holtsville, N.Y., and Cassie Carrow, an exercise science major from Wilcox, earned honors in the hammer throw.

Stephanie Case, a biology major from Columbiana, Ohio, made the squad in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:11.29.

The Slippery Rock men's team was represented by four field event athletes, including three throwers and national qualifier.

Cameron Daugherty, a criminology and criminal justice major from Jacksonville, N.C., will represent SRU at the national meet next weekend after posting the fifth-best pole vault clearance in the nation this spring at 5.05 meters.

Chad Noce, a criminology and criminal justice major from Erie, and Kyle Toms, a geography major from Hagerstown, Md., were each named to the All-Region team in the shot put.

Joseph Kelly, an exercise science major from Erie and a hammer thrower, rounds out the SRU All Region team.

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