Rock lands 15 on All-Regional team
NEW ORLEANS – The Slippery Rock University track and field teams had 15 individuals earn All-Region honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association during the 2011 outdoor track and field season.
The Rock landed four men and 11 women on the All-Region team, which recognizes all individuals with a top-five regional performance in any event. This is the first outdoor season that the USTFCCCA has awarded All-Region honors in Division II.
All four SRU men national qualifiers were recognized on the All-Region team: Cameron Daugherty, a criminology and criminal justice major from Mililani, Hawaii, was acknowledged for his performance in the pole vault, Kevin Jewel, a health and physical education major from North Versailles, was selected for his 800-meter performance, Brady Wert, a marketing major from Walworth, N.J., for his decathlon score, and Chris Warning, a criminology and criminal justice major from Monroeville, was named All-Region in the hammer, discus and shot put events.
The women’s team had the most individual All-Region honorees of any Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference institution with 11 athletes named to the team, six of whom have been accepted into the National Championships.
The honorees are: Amanda Seigworth, a chemistry major from Cranesville, with the region’s top-time in the 400-meter hurdles. She also earned All-Region honors in the 100-meter hurdles. Allison Smith, an exercise science major from Aliquippa, joined Seigworth as a 400-meter hurdle honoree. Also representing the track events from SRU is Kaela Snyder, an elementary education major from Brookpark, Ohio, in the 800-meter run.
The remaining SRU All-Region selections came from the field events and included two athletes each in three events. Lexi Arnold, a health and physical education major from Newburg, and Kim Goth, a therapeutic recreation major from New Bethlehem, were honored in the javelin; Kim Stitt, a professional studies major from Hermitage, and Kelly Bruder, a health and physical education major from Pittsburgh, in the heptathlon; and Julia Cain, a psychology major from Magnolia, Ohio, and Kelly Fischer, an exercise science major from Camp Hill, in the pole vault.
Whitney Hendershot, a criminology and criminal justice major from Salamanca, N.Y., in the high jump, and Jade Hambrick, a criminology and criminal justice major from Pittsburgh, in discus, rounded out the selections.
The Rock’s women’s team placed second by 7.5 points at the PSAC Championships last week, while the men’s team finished fourth. SRU sent all four of the men honored and Seigworth, Smith, Snyder, Hendershot, Arnold and Goth to represent the women at the Division II National Championships under way through Friday in Turlock, Calif.
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