Johnson Leads USTFCCCA Indoor All-West Region Honorees
Paige Johnson earned All-West Region honors in the 60 meters, 60-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump and pentathlon.
Paige Johnson earned All-West Region honors in the 60 meters, 60-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump and pentathlon.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – Led by her selection in five different events, Concordia sophomore Paige Johnson leads a total of 85 GNAC athletes selected as Division II Indoor Track and Field All-West Region honors from the U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Johnson earned All-West Region honors in the 60 meters, 60-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump and the pentathlon. To receive all-region honors, an athlete must be one of the top-five individuals in their events in their respective region. Selected athletes must also be from USTFCCCA member institutions.

Three men’s athletes were recognized as All-West Region in three events. The list includes Alaska Anchorage junior Felix Kemboi in the mile, 3,000 meters and distance medley relay; Seawolves’ senior David Sramek in the pole vault, heptathlon and distance medley relay; and Saint Martin’s sophomore Tyler Cronk in the high jump, long jump and triple jump.

Additionally, 18 GNAC athletes were recognized as having the top marks in the West Region. This includes Simon Fraser senior Addy Townsend, who has the region’s top times in the 800 meters and mile and was part of the Clan’s leading distance medley relay team.

A total of 50 men and 35 women from the conference received All-West Region honors. Western Washington led GNAC institutions with 14 honorees, 13 of which were from the men’s team. Alaska Anchorage, Central Washington and Concordia had 13 honorees apiece.

Alaska Anchorage:
Chris Brake (Triple Jump, High Jump), Felix Kemboi (Mile, 3,000 Meters, DMR), Wesley Kirui (5,000 Meters), Jacob Moos (3,000 Meters, 5,000 Meters), Eduardo Orozco (800 Meters, DMR), Jorge Sanchez (3,000 Meters), Lawson Sims (DMR), David Sramek (Pole Vault, Heptathlon, DMR).
Central Washington: Aidan Cain (Weight Throw), Daniel Calderon (400 Meters), Tysen Campbell (Pole Vault), Andrew Harris (Weight Throw), Ethan Tonder (Shot Put), Zach Whittaker (Triple Jump).
Concordia: Caleb Bridge (Shot Put), Seth Bridge (Shot Put), Adam Brown (60 Meters, 200 Meters), Jakob Chamberlin (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Brett Elder (Shot Put), Jordan Gloden (60-Meter Hurdles), JJ Walker (Pole Vault, Heptathlon).
Northwest Nazarene: Logan Blake (200 Meters, 400 Meters), Dakota Tidwell (Heptathlon).
Saint Martin’s: Tyler Cronk (High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump).
Seattle Pacific: David Njeri (60-Meter Hurdles, Triple Jump), Colby Otero (5,000 Meters).
Simon Fraser: Charlie Dannatt (Mile), Zackary Kuzyk (High Jump), Jeremiah Lauzon (60 Meters, 200 Meters), Callum Robinson (200 Meters), Kaito Suzuki (60 Meters5.
Western Oregon: Gabe Arce-Torres (DMR), Max Carmona (DMR), Justin Crosswhite (Mile, DMR), Devin Hasher (High Jump), Derek Holdsworth (800 Meters, DMR), Dominique Loggins (60 Meters).
Western Washington: Cordell Cummings (60-Meter Hurdles), Seren Dances (Heptathlon), Mark Daniels (4x400 Relay), Ed Kiolbasa (3,000 Meters, 5.000 Meters), Bryan Lee (Weight Throw), Jon Oglesby (4x400 Relay), Koby Okezie (60-Meter Hurdles), Deyago Peraza (5,000 Meters), Kacey Provo (Pole Vault), Myles Smith (400 Meters, 4x400 Relay), Ethan Sterkel (High Jump, Long Jump), Bryant Welch (4x400 Relay), Tupre Wickliff (High Jump).

Alaska Anchorage:
Elena Cano (Pentathlon, Long Jump), Emmah Chelimo (3,000 Meters, 5,000 Meters, DMR), Ruth Cvancara (800 Meters, DMR), Nancy Jeptoo (Mile, DMR), Marie Ries (DMR).
Central Washington: McCall DeChenne (4x400 Relay), Halle Irvine (Pole Vault), Noelia Juarez (4x400 Relay), Samantha La Rue (Shot Put, Weight Throw), Meagan Smallbeck (Weight Throw), Sidney Trinidad (400 Meters, 4x400 Relay), Erykah Weems (60-Meter Hurdles, 4x400 Relay).
Concordia: Sarah Fajer (Shot Put), Karlie Hurley (Triple Jump), Paige Johnson (60 Meters, 60-Meter Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Pentathlon), Sasha Korolenko (Weight Throw), Katrina Linenko (Shot Put), Kori Sprague (Weight Throw), Chase Stephens (High Jump, Triple Jump).
Northwest Nazarene: Madi VonBrethorst (High Jump).
Saint Martin’s: Keshara Romain (Long Jump, Triple Jump).
Seattle Pacific: Scout Cai (Pole Vault, Pentathlon), Dania Holmberg (3,000 Meters, 5,000 Meters), Peace Igbonagwam (Long Jump), Renick Meyer (60-Meter Hurdles, Long Jump).
Simon Fraser: Renate Bluschke (DMR), Sydney Kania (High Jump), Megan Roxby (DMR), Mairin Shields-Brown (800 Meters, DMR), Addy Townsend (800 Meters, Mile, DMR).
Western Oregon: Moana Gianotti (Shot Put), Maya Hopwood (60 Meters), Jenelle Hurley (Pentathlon), Grace Knapp (5,000 Meters), Kalulusno Ngaida (Triple Jump).
Western Washington: Aliyah Dawkins (High Jump).

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