Four members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Team were named to the 2018 USTFCCCA NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Team. USTFCCCA is the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore P.J. Lotharp (Indian Trail, N.C.) earned all-region honors in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes while junior Cole Henderson (Greer, S.C.) garnered all-region honors in the shot put and hammer, the two LR student-athletes to earn recognition in two events.
Lotharp holds the school record in both events – 100 (10.48) and 200 (21.15) – and qualified provisionally to nationals in the 200-meter dash. Lotharp was named the 2018 SAC Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year after winning the 200-meter dash and placing first on the 400-meter relay at this year’s league championships. Lotharp is also a 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Indoor All-American in the 60-meter dash.
Henderson also holds the program marks in the hammer throw (155’11’) and earned all-conference honors in the event this year. Henderson’s personal record in the shot put (48’7”) was also established this spring.
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Anthony Brown (Jacksonville, Fla.) was named to the All-Southeast Region Team in the decathlon. Brown won the 2018 SAC Championship in the event with a school-record 5,192 points.
Finally, sophomore Jaquay Mitchell (Middlesex, N.C.) garnered all-region accolades in the triple jump for the Bears. Mitchell’s school-record in the event (48’4”) at the 2018 league championship was second-best overall - good for all-league honors - and earned him a provisional qualifying time.
The top-five individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the regions’ top-three relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West – match those used during the indoor track & field season.
2018 USTFCCCA NCAA Division II
Outdoor Track and Field
All-Southeast Region Team
Anthony Brown, Decathlon
Cole Henderson, Shot Put and Hammer
P.J. Lotharp, 100 Meters and 200 meters
Jaquay Mitchell, Triple Jump