NEW ORLEANS, La. – After another record setting season, sophomore All-American Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti) added another first to her incredible resume, as she was named the USTFCCCA Division III New England Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.
Perhaps the most dominant sprinter in college track and field today, Jonathas became the first Beacon in program history to earn the major regional indoor award. As a freshman, Jonathas was named to the top track athlete in New England and in Division III at the end of the 2017 outdoor campaign.
Jonathas, along with her teammates, having put together a season to remember as the women's track and field team sits second in the country, and third in New England heading into this weekend's Indoor National Championship. Both rankings are firsts in the long history of Beacons track and field.
In 2018, Jonathas set a new program record by being named the USTFCCCA National Track Athlete of the Week for four consecutive weeks. She has earned the national weekly honor a total of seven times during her program changing career.
Heading into this year's National Championship, Jonathas holds the national record in the 60- (7.43) and 400- (53.70). She also holds the fastest time in the country in the 200-meter dash (24.69). She set a program record for gold medals at the Little East Conference/New England Alliance Championship meet. Not to be outdone, Jonathas also leads the country in the long jump, and sits second all-time with a program best distance of 20-07.25 feet (6.28m).