Trojan Track and Field Reaps Regional Accolades

ANDERSON, S.C. – A total of 14 Anderson University track and field athletes have combined to garner 28 All-Southeast Region accolades, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their outstanding performances in 2011.

The top five from each region in individual events and each member of a relay ranked in the region’s top three earned the All-Region distinction for the 2011 outdoor season.

From the South Atlantic Conference, Carson-Newman, Lenoir-Rhyne and Mars Hill joined the Trojans with multiple award winners. The Eagles had six athletes collect eight honors, while LRU saw 11 athletes earn 13 accolades and seven Lions’ athletes posted eight awards as well.  

Junior standouts Lauren Sloan and Whitney Bishoff paced the Trojan women’s squad by earning four awards each, while senior Katelyn Rodgers and sophomore Krishaun Hall garnered three apiece. Freshmen Lydia Davis and Elizabeth Fastzkie earned honors for the 800 meter/1500 meter runs and the high jump, respectively, and Re'Jeania Evans, Sarah Solsbee and Kourtney Squires picked up honors for the 4x100m relay.
On the AU men’s side, sophomore Zach Hart collected honors for three events, while fellow sophomore Will Byars earned a pair of accolades. Deniz Hay (1500 meter),
Terrence Jefferson (200m dash) and Matt Shaffer (800m run) each garnered recognition.

Overall, a total of 1,250 athletes received 1,838 all-region nods in the inaugural outdoor class.

On the men’s side, five individuals earned all-region honors in five events, including Carter Griffin (Cal Poly Pomona), Leford Green (Johnson C. Smith), Chris Burrows (Lake Erie), Maurice Eubanks (UNC Pembroke), and Karlos Jordan (UNC Pembroke).

New Mexico Highlands’ Jillisa Grant notched seven all-region honors to lead the women’s list. New Haven’s Shannon Gagne took six acclaims.

In the team count, same as the indoor season, Southern Connecticut led all men’s teams, grabbing 40 honors this outdoor season. They were followed by Adams State (31), UNC Pembroke (23), UMass Lowell (22), and Saint Augustine’s (21) and Abilene Christian (21).

Grand Valley State notched the most among women’s squads with 39 all-region plaudits, followed by Southern Connecticut (34), Lincoln (Mo.) (27), Albany State (Ga.) (24), and UMass Lowell (22).

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II All-Region – 2011 Outdoor Track & Field

Will Byars Shot Put
Will Byars Hammer Throw
Zach Hart Pole Vault
Zach Hart Javelin
Zach Hart Decathlon
Deniz Hay 1500m Run
Terrence Jefferson 200m Dash
Matthew Shaffer 800m Run


Whitney Bishoff 800m Run
Whitney Bishoff 1500m Run
Whitney Bishoff 5000m Run
Whitney Bishoff 10000m Run
Lydia Davis 800m Run
Lydia Davis 1500m Run
Re'Jeania Evans 4x100m Relay
Elizabeth Fastzkie High Jump
Krishaun Hall 100m Dash
Krishaun Hall 400m Dash
Krishaun Hall 4x100m Relay
Katelyn Rodgers High Jump
Katelyn Rodgers Javelin
Katelyn Rodgers Heptathlon
Lauren Sloan Shot Put
Lauren Sloan Discus
Lauren Sloan Hammer Throw
Lauren Sloan Javelin
Sarah Solsbee 4x100m Relay
Kourtney Squires 4x100m Relay

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