Simon Fraser, Concordia Lead Indoor Track All-Region Picks

Sunday, March 4, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – With the national meet on the horizon, a total of 85 GNAC athletes have been selected as NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field All-West Region performers by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Simon Fraser led the way with a total of 15 selections, which included nine women and members from both the Clan’s men’s and women’s distance medley relay teams. Concordia, in its first year of eligibility for all-region accolades, landed 14 selections. Eight of those came from the men’s team and included members of the men’s 4x400-meter relay team.

Thiry-two athletes were selected as all-region in at least two events. Two GNAC athletes, Concordia’s James Phillips and Western Oregon’s David Ribich, were named all-region in four events. Phillips was honored for his performances in the 60-mete rhurdles, 4x400-meter relay, long jump and Heptathlon. Ribich was honored his his efforts in the 800 meters, mile, 3,000 meters and the distance medley relay.

The USTFCCCA Division II All-Region Teams are comprised by the top-five individuals in each event from each region along with each of the members of the regions’ top-three relay teams. Only athletes from USTFCCCA member intitutions are eligible for the award.

A total of 45 male athletes from the GNAC were chosen among a total of 559 all-region athletes from 124 different Division II institutions. A total of 40 GNAC women’s athletes are among 521 selected from 124 different institutions. All 10 GNAC schools which sponsor track and field are represented on the team.

Alaska Anchorage:
Chris Brake (High Jump, Triple Jump), Darrion Gray (60 Meters, 200 Meters, 4x400 Relay), Liam Lindsay (400 Meters, 4x400 Relay), Brandon Nicholson (Triple Jump), Daniel Remington (4x400 Relay), Nicholas Taylor (4x400 Relay).
Central Washington: Kodiak Landis (200 Meters, Pole Vault, Heptathlon), Braydon Maier (Heptathlon), Justin Peterson (Triple Jump), Armando Tafoya (Shot Put, Weight Throw).
Concordia: Adam Brown (4x400 Relay), Giovanni Brown (4x400 Relay, Heptathlon), Jakob Chamberlin (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Josh Koch (Shot Put), Carlos Ortiz (60 Meters, 200 Meters), James Phillips (60 Meter Hurdles, 4x400 Relay, Long Jump, Heptathlon), Jacob Slate (Weight Throw), Noah Wallace (800 Meters, 4x400 Relay).
Montana State Billings: Jorey Egeland (5,000 Meters), Nels Flanagan (Weight Throw), Isaiah Girard (High Jump), Sam Zook (60 Meters, 200 Meters).
Northwest Nazarene: Elijah Castro (60 Meter Hurdles, Long Jump), Phillip Gwin (Pole Vault), Payton Lewis (60 Meter Hurdles, Pole Vault), Micah Tranch (High Jump), John Van Beuren (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Jared Webster (Pole Vault).
Saint Martin’s: Josh Schulz (Long Jump).
Simon Fraser: Mateo de Dalmases (3,000 Meters, 5,000 Meters), Rowan Doherty (DMR), Oliver Jorgensen (Mile, 3,000 Meters, DMR), Sean Miller (5,000 Meters), Vlaidslav Tsygankov (400 Meters, DMR, Long Jump), Carlos Vargas (DMR).
Western Oregon: Justin Crosswhite (Mile), AJ Holmberg (DMR), Dustin Nading (Mile, 3,000 Meters, DMR), David Ribich (800 Meters, Mile, 3,000 Meters, DMR), Aaron Whitaker (DMR).
Western Washington: Cordell Cummings (60 Meter Hurdles), Eric Hamel (5,000 Meters), J.T. Konrad (Pole Vault), Kyler Sager (800 Meters), Tupre Wickliff (High Jump).

Alaska Anchorage:
Vanessa Aniteye (400 Meters, DMR), Emmah Chelimo (5,000 Meters), Akeilia Knight (DMR), Danielle McCormick (800 Meters, DMR), Tamara Perez (800 Meters, Mile, DMR).
Central Washington: Ali Anderson (200 Meters, 400 Meters, Pentathlon), Halle Irvine (Pole Vault), Harlee Ortega (Triple Jump, Pentathlon), Alexa Shindruk (5,000 Meters), Mariyah Vongsaveng (60 Meter Hurdles).
Concordia: Melissa Ausman (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Chelsea Bone (Pentathlon), Emma Hill (Triple Jump), Tori Johnson (High Jump), Katrina Linenko (Shot Put), Christina MacDonald (Shot Put, Weight Throw).
Seattle Pacific: Grace Bley (200 Meters), Scout Cai (High Jump, Pole Vault, Pentathlon), Mary Charleson (DMR), Alyssa Foote (5,000 Meters), Geneva Lehnert (High Jump), Kate Lilly (DMR), Renick Meyer (60 Meters, 60 Meter Hurdles), Chynna Phan (DMR), Lani Taylor (DMR).
Simon Fraser: Miryam Bassett (Mile), Renate Bluschke (4x400 Relay, DMR), Emily Chilton (4x400 Relay), Reta Dobie (3,000 Meters), Julia Howley (Mile, 3,000 Meters, DMR), Alana Mussatto (800 Meters, 4x400 Relay, DMR), Paige Nock (Mile, DMR), Meyer Quaynor (60 Meters), Bryce West (4x400 Relay).
Western Oregon: Kennedy Rufener (3,000 Meters, 5,000 Meters), Suzie Van De Grift (Mile), Olivia Woods (800 Meters).
Western Washington: Hannah Dodson (Pole Vault), Jasmine McMullin (Long Jump, Triple Jump), Rachael Roberts (Pole Vault).