NEW ORLEANS, La. – The second ranked women's track and field team continues to set new records in 2017-18 as they earned a combined 10 USTFCCCA All-Region honors Monday afternoon.
The 10 honors mark a program best for head coach Consandria Walker, who also saw her Beacons squad earn their highest national-ranking ever as they climbed to number two in Division III. Sophomore All-American Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) earned a program record five All-Region honors. The national record holder in two events, Jonathas heads to this year's NCAA Division III National Championship meet with three top times in the 60-, 200-, and 400-meter dashes. She also leads the country in the long jump.
Senior Taylor Driggers (Lisbon, Conn.), who also qualified for the Indoor National Championship meet, earned All-Region accolades in the long jump and triple jump. The Connecticut native will compete this weekend in the long jump, as she sits fifth in the country with a leap of 20-07.25 feet. In the triple jump, Driggers sits in the top-25 in the country with a personal best distance of 37-10.00 feet.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Jonathas, Driggers, Lexy Bean (Danvers, Mass.), and Olivia Burnes (Paxton, Mass.) also earned All-Region honors after finishing the 2017-18 indoor regular/postseason ranked 13th in Division III. The four sprinters posted a season-best time of 3:53.66.