WORCESTER, Mass. – Five Worcester State University student-athletes have earned All-Region honors for the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) this week.
Worcester State's throwers, male and female, led the pack this season as Sam Weeks (Methuen, Mass.) was marked All-New England in the shot put, discus, and hammer throw. Weeks was ranked 1st in New England in the shot put (16.70m), 3rd in New England in the discus (50.51m), and 3rd in the hammer throw (56.47m). At the national level, he is ranked 10th in the discus, 13th in the shot put, and 18th in the hammer, and is attending the NCAA Division III National Championship this week in Geneva, Ohio.
Teammate Marcus Vieira (Peabody, Mass.) earned All-New England honors in both the discus and hammer throws. He threw a season-best 45.79m in the discus for 5th place, and threw for 55.48m in the hammer throw to rank 4th in Division III New England.
On the women's side, Stephanie McFadries (Burlington, Mass.) earned All-New England honors in the javelin throw as she completed the season ranked 4th in Division III New England with a personal record (PR) top throw of 41.81m. She currently stands at 18th on the national list, and is attending the Division III National Championship this week in Geneva.
Justin Lewis (Lynn, Mass.) earned All-Region honors in the high jump as he registered a PR of 2.07m at the Holy Cross Meet held on April 24. With this result, he stands at 3rd in the Division III New England region, and 12th nationally. Lewis will also attend the NCAA Division III National Championship this week.
Classmate Edward Boamah (Worcester, Mass.) earned All-Region honors in the 400 Meter Dash as he topped all of Division III New England with a time of 47.78, which he recorded at the MASCAC/New England Alliance Championship on April 29. He stands at 10th nationally and is also in Geneva this week.
The top-5 individuals in each event from each region – as well the region's top-3 relay teams – earned All-Region distinction. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast and West – match those used during cross country and the indoor track & field season.
A total of 935 men and 945 women nabbed All-Region honors for their efforts during an incredible outdoor track & field season that was highly competitive and entertaining.
Portions of this Release Courtesy of USTFCCCA Media Relations