Wednesday, 15 May 2019 12:02

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Have 18 Student-Athletes on All-Region Teams

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced their 2019 All-Region Teams on Tuesday afternoon and it was nine men in 13 events and nine women in 14 events that were named to the Southeast Team from Lenoir-Rhyne.

On the women's side it was Autumn Drayton who made the team in the Discus, Hammer Throw and Shotput while NCAA International Woman of the Year finalist, Haylea Salamon, made the cut in the Discus and Javelin throws as well. Senior Savannah Drummonds made her way onto the team with her performance in the Pole Vault to round of that trio of Bears.

On the track, it was Paiton Fair and Saidah Hardwick who made the list in multiple events. Both are teammates on the same 4x400-meter relay team while Fair made her mark in the 800-meters and Hardwick did the same in 400. Kylie Dahlberg excelled in the 800-meters while her teammate Jada Harrison is part of the team in the 400-meter hurdles. Finally, the women's 4x400-meter relay that made the cut was made up of Fair, Hardwick, Taylor Meadows and Tyra Poole.

On the men's side, Anthony Brown was the only Bear to make the team in the multi-event, Decathlon. His name also was given as a member based on his performance in the 110-meter hurdles. Other field athletes with multiple event appearances on the all-region team were Cole Henderson in the Hammer Throw and Shotput and Jaquay Mitchell, who leapt his way to both a Long Jump and Triple Jump selection. Chris Reichenbach in his freshman campaign was recognized for his height cleared in the Pole Vault and Demarius Hampton was added for his performance in the Triple Jump as well.

On the track, the 4x100-meter relay team, which is good for fourteenth in the country and will be competing in the NCAA National Championships later in May, consists of P.J. Lotharp, JaTay Culliver, Kaynmon Maddox and Lucas Besong. Lotharp, who will advance to the NCAA Championship as an individual as well in the 200-meters adds that to his list of accolades on the Southeast All-Region Team.

On the women's side, Lenoir-Rhyne leads the South Atlantic Conference in number of athletes selected with nine. The men are second in the conference behind Queens with nine.

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