BOSTON, Mass. – After helping the track and field team to their fifth NCAA Division III national championship, sophomore All-American Wadeline Jonathas has been featured in this month's edition of Sports Illustrated Faces In The Crowd.
Jonathas was one of five athletes, all female, to be featured in the March 26 edition of Sports Illustrated. With the selection, the native of Haiti became the first Beacon in UMass Boston history to be featured in the national publication.
The sophomore, who has established a reputation as one of the most dominant sprinters in the country today, helped the Beacons win their first national title in over 30 years two weeks ago. Jonathas became just the second athlete in NCAA Division III track and field history to win four separate events (60-, 200-, 400-meter dashes, long jump) at the Indoor National Championship meet.
Following the completion of the 2017-18 season, Jonathas now holds the D3 records in the 60-meter dash (7.40), the 200-meter dash (23.90), and the 400-meter dash (53.70). She also sits second all-time in the long jump with a distance of 20-07.25 feet.
Also earning recognition was Melody Kempton from Point Falls High School (ID), Lauren Barber from Navy (NCAA D1), Diamond Lewis from El Camino College, and Lindsay Reed from the Hotchkiss School (CT).