Texas -Multiple members of the Texas A&M-Kingsville men’s and women’s track and field teams earned all-region honors from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association announced.
Nine men received all-region honors in 10 events, while five Javelina women were named in six events. For the men, C.J. Griggs was the top honoree as he was recognized in the long and triple jumps. Amanda Haven also was named in two events earning all-region in the high jump and long jump.
Griggs posted a season-best mark of 7.58 meters (24’10-1/2″) in the long jump at the Lone Star Championship which is the seventh-best mark in the nation. The junior boasts the top distance in NCAA Division II in the triple jump with a leap of 16.00m (52’6″). Sophomore Jeron Robinson, who leads the nation in the high jump, has a personal-best of 2.26m (7’5″).
The Javelina men had two freshmen selected in the pole vault led by national leader Jordan Yamoah, who has a best mark outdoors of 5.31m (17’5″). Hayden Woods, who won the LSC title outdoors, has a best of 4.91m (16’1-1/4″). A third frosh, Michal Idziak earned all-region honors in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.71. The final all-region freshman, Dylan Dimock, was fourth fastest in the LSC in the 400 hurdles at 54.23
Other Javelina men on the all-region team include Catrell Butler in the 110-meter hurdles, Stoney Davis in the hammer and Corbin Whalum 100-meter dash. Butler just missed a spot in the national meet with a time of 14.34, while Whalum had a season-best mark of 10.55 in the 100-meter dash. Davis had one of the top marks in the hammer with a mark of 55.42m (181’10”).
Joining Haven from the Javelina women’s team on the all-region squad were Samantha Alvarez, Aricela Alvarez, Britny Biles and Amber Perry. Samantha Alvarez had a provisional qualifying mark in the high jump with a height of 1.71m (5’7-1/4″), while Aricela Alvarez jumped 11.81m (38’9″) in the triple jump at the conference meet.
Biles was third fastest in the LSC in the 100-hurdles in 13.97 just missing a sport in the national meet. Perry qualified for the national meet with a time of 54.69 in the 400-meter dash. It is her second straight time qualifying for the national meet.