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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kendall Reynolds, Brelyn Finley and Alonzo Williams Selected to USTFCCCA Outdoor All Atlantic Region Team

KENDALL REYNOLDS SELECTED USTFCCCA ATLANTIC REGION OUTDOOR FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Brelyn Finley and Alonzo Williams Join Reynolds on All-Region Team

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NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named All-Region honorees for the 2012-13 Division II outdoor track & field season. 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 this season.

A total of 1,283 student-athletes have earned a total of 1,836 USTFCCCA All-Region honors. The USTFCCCA regions for track & field match those used for NCAA Cross Country Championships.

On the women’s side 613 different student-athletes earned All-Region distinctions, which included Kendall Reynolds (Long Jump and Triple Jump) and junior Brelyn Finley (Shot Put).

Reynolds was also named the Atlantic Region (Field) Athlete of the Year. "Although I may not have had the outcome I anticipated, I'm thankful to have the opportunity to represent Bowie State at the 2013 Outdoor National Championships, said Reynolds following the announcement by USTFCCCA. “Making a comeback after being out two seasons, I'm happy with my first year accomplishments. My goal is to return to Nationals next year and return home with All- American status.” Reynolds finished 17th in Long and Jump and last in Triple Jump but felt satisfied with her outcome.

For the men, Alonzo Williams (110 Meter Hurdles) was among 670 student-athletes named All-Region and were led by a pair of five-time honorees in Belmont Abbey’s Dustin Stewart and Southern Connecticut’s Twayne Forth. Stewart was named All-Region in the Southeast Region in the decathlon, the pole vault, the javelin, and at 800 and 1500 meters.

Forth earned the honors in the East Region at 100, 200 and 400 meters, in addition to as a member of the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Nine other men earned four awards apiece.
Southern Connecticut led all men’s teams with 36 All-Region awards, followed by Saint Augustine’s at 29. Ashland student-athletes earned 26, Grand Canyon claimed 25 and UMass Lowell took home 24.

Defending outdoor champion Grand Valley State earned the largest number of awards among women’s teams with 38, followed by Lincoln (Mo.) at 32. Grand Canyon student-athletes earned 25, while UMass Lowell and Academy of Art checked in with 22 honorees apiece.
The Northeast-10 was responsible for the largest number of honorees with 115, followed by the MIAA and GLIAC with 86 each. The GLIAC edged out the NE-10 on the women’s side with 104 and 97, respectively.

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