USTFCCCA Honors 61 GNAC Athletes As All-West Region
Alison Andrews-Paul (left) was among four Simon Fraser athletes to receive three all-region awards. Western Washington's Mac Franks was named all-region in four events. Photos by Loren Orr.
Alison Andrews-Paul (left) was among four Simon Fraser athletes to receive three all-region awards. Western Washington's Mac Franks was named all-region in four events. Photos by Loren Orr.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. – A successful return to the indoor season for the GNAC has been rewarded with the selection of 61 student-athletes as Division II All-West Region honorees by the U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Thirty-eight men and 23 women from the conference were honored. All-region awards are bestowed to athletes who have top-five marks in the region in their respective events or are members of the top-three relays in the region.

Simon Fraser led the seven GNAC programs honored with 16 selections with four athletes earning all-region in three events. The SFU group is led by senior Aaron Ahl, who was named All-West Region in the men’s mile, 3,000 meters and distance medley relay. Sophomore Callum Robinson was named all-region in the men’s 200 meters, 400 meters and the DMR.

Senior Alison Andrews-Paul was named all-region in the women’s 800 meters, 4x400-meter relay and the distance medley relay while sophomore Emily Lindsay earned all-region honors in the women’s 400 meters, 4x400-meter relay and the DMR.

Western Washington finished with 12 honorees, including 11 selections from the men’s conference champions. Senior Mac Franks leads all conference athletes with his selection as all-region in four events: the men’s 800 meters, mile, 3,000 meters and the DMR.

The USTFCCCA’s regional athletes and coaches of the year will be announced following the NCAA Indoor Championships, which take place Friday and Saturday in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Alaska Anchorage:
Kevin Angarita (4x400 Relay), Enrique Campbell (60 Meters), Timothy Hunter (4x400 Relay), Jacob Moos (5,000 Meters), Coleman Nash (3,000 Meters, 5,000 meters), Collin Sample (Long Jump), Adrian Velasco (4x400 Relay), Joshua Wagner (200 Meters, 60-Meter Hurdles, 4x400 Relay).
Central Washington: Bobby Widmar (60 Meters), Omar Young (Weight Throw).
Northwest Nazarene: Hunter Braseth (200 Meters), Colton Burr (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Dylan Hendry (Weight Throw), Turner Nye (Heptathlon), Steven Schmidt (Heptathlon)
Seattle Pacific: David Njeri (Triple Jump).
Simon Fraser: Aaron Ahl (Mile, 3,000 meters, DMR), Scott Arndt (3,000 Meters), Paul Buckingham (800 Meters), Charlie Dannatt (Mile), Aiden Good (800 Meters, DMR), Ephrem Mekonnen (DMR), Callum Robinson (200 Meters, 400 Meters, DMR), Henry Ruckman-Utting (Mile).
Western Oregon: Sam Cole (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Owen Collins (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Hunter Hutton (Mile), JJ Walker (Pole Vault).
Western Washington: Lucas Brenek (4x400 Relay), Cooper Cummings (Pole Vault), Mark Daniels (4x400 Relay), Jaden Edwards (60-Meter Hurdles), Hunter Flick (60-Meter Hurdles), Mac Franks (800 Meters, Mile, 3,000 Meters, DMR), Jalen Javurek (5,000 Meters), Ryan Kenny (Heptathlon), Ben Malquist (Shot Put), Kevin McDermott (5,000 Meters, DMR), Jon Oglesby (4x400 Relay), Kacey Provo (Pole Vault), Beau Sheeran (High Jump), Ethan Sterkel (Long Jump), Drew Weber (800 Meters, DMR), Bryant Welch (4x400 Relay, DMR).

Central Washington:
Lauryn Chandler (60-Meter Hurdles), Avery Fisk (Shot Put), E’lexis Hollis (60 Meters), Meagan Smallbeck (Weight Throw).
Northwest Nazarene: Destany Herbert (Shot Put), Kinsey Langin (Pole Vault).
Seattle Pacific: Annika Esvelt (3,000 Meters, 5,000 Meters), Charlie Hill (Pole Vault), Peace Igbonagwam (Long Jump).
Simon Fraser: Alison Andrews-Paul (800 Meters, 4x400 Relay, DMR), Erika Binder (4x400 Relay), Emily Chilton (Mile, DMR), Marie-Éloïse LeClair (60 Meters, 4x400 Relay), Emily Lindsay (400 Meters, 4x400 Relay, DMR), Kennedy Primrose (Triple Jump), Megan Roxby (Mile, DMR), Diana Voloshin (60-Meter Hurdles), Olivia Willett (3,000 Meters).
Western Oregon: Moana Gianotti (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Caitlin Heldt (3,000 Meters, 5,000 Meters), Jenelle Hurley (Pentathlon), Ana Popchock (60-Meter Hurdles).
Western Washington: Aliyah Dawkins (High Jump, Pentathlon).