NEW ORLEANS, La. – Five members of the nationally-ranked women's track and field team earned a program record 15 United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region honors as the Beacons prepare for the NCAA Division III National Championship meet this weekend.
Collecting the All-Region accolades were Lexy Bean (Danvers, Mass.), Olivia Burnes (Paxton, Mass.), Taylor Driggers (Lisbon, Conn.), Wadeline Jonathas (Gonaives, Haiti), and Abigail Jean-Baptiste (Milton, Mass.).
For Bean she earned dual All-Region accolades as part of the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays. Burnes earned her second outdoor All-Region honor as part of the Beacons 4x1 relay team. Jean Baptiste was a first-time All-Region honoree as a member of the 4x1, which is currently sitting in the top-10 in the country heading into the national championship meet.
Jonathas collected six All-Region honors, bringing her career total to 12, the most of any Beacons track and field athlete. Jonathas joined Bean, Burnes, and Baptiste as an All-Region selection in the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays. She also earned honors in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter dashes, as well as the long jump.
Driggers' senior season has truly been a standout one for the senior from Connecticut. After helping the Beacons to a national team championship in the indoor season, Driggers has had an unbelievable outdoor campaign. The LEC Field Athlete of the Year, Driggers grabbed All-Region accolades in both relays as well as in the long and triple jumps.