Wadeline Jonathas Named Most Outstanding Track Performer of National Championship Meet

Wadeline Jonathas Named Most Outstanding Track Performer of National Championship Meet

BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston sophomore Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) was named the Most Outstanding Female Track Performer of the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced late last week.

Jonathas who won the 200M and 400M individual national titles, led all athletes at the national championship meet by contributing 21.75 points to her team's total.

She finished as an All-American in a program record five events, to help UMass Boston women's track & field earn the overall national title. Jonathas finished first in the 200M and 400M, fifth in the long jump and then helped UMass Boston's relay teams earn a third-place finish in the 4x100M relay and an eight-place result in the 4x400M relay.

In addition to her five All-American honors, Jonathas ran a meet record time in the 200M (23.71 seconds) and ran the fastest time in facility history in the 400M (54.09) in the finals of both events.

Jonathas ranks tied for first all-time in NCAA Division III history with her nine overall individual national titles. She has won the 400M four times, 200M three times and also won the 60M and long jump events at the 2018 Indoor National Championship Meet.