NEW ORLEANS– The Slippery Rock University women's track and field program landed six student-athletes on the All-Region team in the Atlantic Region, as announced this week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
In order for an athlete to be named All-Region, they must own one of the best five performances in their event among all athletes in the Atlantic Region, which includes all schools in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, the Mountain East Conference and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
The Rock are represented on the team by six women in seven different events, including five women that posted the best performance in the Atlantic Region in their respective events.
Those five women are Sabrina Anderson in the heptathlon, Kaitlyn Clark in the pole vault, Paige Kassab in the high jump,Jenny Picot in the 5,000-meter run and Sam Taylor in the javelin.
Slippery Rock is also represented on the All-Region team by Kennedy Evans in the 400-meter hurdles and Anderson in the high jump.
Evans, a Butler graduate, earns her first career All-Region honor in the 400-meter hurdles after moving up to the event from the 100-meter hurdles this spring. She posted an NCAA provisional mark in her first race at the distance and earned an All-PSAC finish with a third place showing last weekend. Her mark of 1:01.21 was the fourth fastest in the region this spring.
(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)