NEW ORLEANS — Seven Leopards earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honors the USTFCCCA announced Monday.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the region's top-3 relay teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast, West – match those used during the cross country and indoor track & field season.
Kyle Ambat and T.J. Randall both made their way onto the All-West Region list twice. Ambat ranked first in the long jump with his NCAA qualifying mark of 23-8 and ranked third in the triple jump with a leap of 46-7.5. Randall topped the West in the shot put with his personal record throw of 51-2.75. The SCIAC Field Athlete of the Year also ranked third in the hammer throw with a personal best 163-10.
Also on the list was freshman Anthony Hamilton. In his first season ever competing in the high jump, Hamilton ranked fourth in the West with a mark of 6-8.75, a personal record he set at the Redlands Last Chance Qualifier. Joshua Francis made the list in the 400m with a time of 49.12, ranking him fifth.
On the women's side, NCAA qualifier Catalina Lee Kim led the Leopards with two All-Region marks. In the 100m hurdles, her La Verne program record time of 14.34 placed her second in the West. The senior ranked fifth in the triple jump at 36-7.25.
Ambat and Lee Kim will compete at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships beginning on May 24 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Ambat will participate in the long jump and Lee Kim will compete in the 100m hurdles.
|Kyle Ambat||Long Jump||Jade Griffin||400 Meters|
|Kyle Ambat||Triple Jump||Catalina Lee Kim||100 Meter Hurdles|
|Joshua Francis||400 Meters||Catalina Lee Kim||Triple Jump|
|Anthony Hamilton||High Jump||Ebony Turner||High Jump|
|T.J. Randall||Shot Put|