NEW ORLEANS -- Wellesley College track & field sophomore Grace Cowles (Yarmouth, Maine) has been named to the 2019 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Region team for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season.
Cowles has the second fastest time in the Women's 3000m Steeplechase among New England Division III competitors this season with a mark of 10:54.53. She is currently seeded 13th in the nation thanks to her time at the 2019 New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track & Field Championships. She will make her first NCAA Championship apperance in the event tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, May 23, in Geneva, Ohio.
Top-five individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region honors, in addition to each of the members of a top-3 ranked relay teams. A total of 1915 honors were handed out to athletes from USTFCCCA member institutions, which included a near-even split between men's (951) and women's programs (964).
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is the non-profit professional organization that represents men's and women's cross country and track & field coaches in the United States. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members, including 94% of NCAA track & field coaches.